Even though collagen membranes seem to remain the standard in sinus augmentation procedures, other kinds of membranes may provide adequate coverage. A recent study 1 analyzed the histological quality and histomorphometric quantity of newly formed bone (NB) in a maxillary sinus graft using biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) and a polyethylene glycol (PEG) membrane.
No implant failure was observed in the 14- to 45-month follow-up period after maxillary sinus floor augmentation procedure and in the 8- to 39-month follow-up period after implant loading. The use of a hydrogel PEG membrane to protect BCP proved to be a valuable grafting procedure to enhance the vital bone formation in the maxillary sinus floor augmentation procedure.
Anyone else using synthetic materials for sinus lifts? How are the results when compared to traditional materials?
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1. Implant Dent. 2016 Oct;25(5):599-605 Maxillary Sinus Floor Augmentation Using Biphasic Calcium Phosphate and a Hydrogel Polyethylene Glycol Covering Membrane
.Ohayon L, et al.