The objective of this study is to evaluate the new bone formation after sinus floor augmentation with collagen plugs used as carriers for injectable platelet-rich fibrin (i-PRF).
Postoperative immediate and postoperative 6th month panoramic radiographies of patients treated between January 1, 2015, and February 1, 2018, with sinus floor augmentation using i-PRF–soaked collagen plugs were retrieved from the archives, and subantral bone heights of distal and mesial regions of simultaneously inserted implants were measured with a software program. Statistical analysis was performed to understand whether there is a significant change in new bone formation at 6th month follow-up control.
A total of 18 implants were inserted in 12 patients. There was significant new bone formation at 6th month follow-up radiography at mesial and distal regions of inserted implants (P < 0.05).
New bone was regenerated with i-PRF carried by collagen plugs in sinus floor augmentation.
*Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey.
†Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey.
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