To evaluate a modified osteotome sinus floor elevation technique with immediate postextraction implant placement and the adjunct of a platelet-derived fibrin plug for the rehabilitation of maxillary premolar sites.Material and Methods:
Fifteen patients with nonrestorable fractured endodontically treated maxillary premolars were consecutively enrolled in the study. After extraction, the membrane was gradually elevated using osteotomes, with the interposition of a fibrin clot. Subsequently, an implant embedded with plasma very rich in growth factors was inserted.Results:
No implant failed after a mean follow-up of 35 months. The average membrane lift was 2.9 ± 0.8 mm. After 1 year of loading, marginal bone loss averaged 0.36 ± 0.19 mm. No postoperative symptoms were reported. All patients reported full satisfaction for mastication function, phonetics, and aesthetics.Conclusions:
The present technique represents a viable option for the rehabilitation of fresh postextraction maxillary premolar sockets.