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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1997 Nov;55(11):1281-6.

Sinus augmentation for dental implants: the use of autogenous bone.

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, LSU School of Dentistry, New Orleans 70119, USA.


Autogenous bone has been the material of choice at our institution since 1983. The criteria for a successful graft in the sinus have been fulfilled based on functional stability in patients followed-up over 10 years in selected cases. Of 173 implants placed into autogenous bone grafted sinuses, 20 have been lost in four patients. Long-term follow-up is recommended for all graft materials used to support posterior maxillary restorations.

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