CC BY 4.0 · Eur J Dent
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1772250
Brief Report

The Effect of Denatured Albumin with Concentrated Growth Factors in Minimally Invasive Sinus Piezosurgery: Preliminary Pilot Study Results

1   Department of Dentoalveolar Surgery, Surgical Implantology & Roentgenology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Nikolaos Dabarakis
1   Department of Dentoalveolar Surgery, Surgical Implantology & Roentgenology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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Funding None.


Objectives A new protocol with albumin-concentrated growth factor (CGF) is investigated through Piezosurgery as a minimally invasive alternative to sinus-floor-augmentation that is associated with high morbidity and high incidence of sinusitis.

Materials and Methods The clinical sample consists of five patients (three men and two women) with an average age of 53.75 ± 3.59 years and a mean height of 3.7 ± 1.22 mm of residual bone. The Piezo-Alb-CGF protocol consists of a minimally invasive transcrestal approach with or without flap, piezosurgery preparation, applying the Schneiderian membrane's hydrodynamic detachment-elevation, injecting albumin-CGF into the sinus, optional bone grafting and implantation, and evaluation for 2 to 6 months postoperatively.

Results Eight implants were placed without complications. After 4 to 6 months, cone-beam computed tomography and panoramic radiographs showed total osseointegration and the formation of new bone. In addition, a year of clinical follow-up was performed. There was a positive correlation between implant stability quotient values at all protocol stages. The significance level was 5%.

Conclusion Albumin-CGF regenerative protocol promotes new bone formation, reduces postoperative morbidity, and shortens healing time. It also offers a uniform and safe hydraulic membrane lift and bicortical implant fixation, even in cases with a residual bone height below 6 mm.

Publication History

Article published online:
20 September 2023

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