BACKGROUND Removing a tooth from the jaw results in the occurrence of oroantral communication in beneficial anatomic conditions or in the case of a iatrogenic effect. Popularized treatments of the oroantral communication have numerous faults. Large bone defect eliminates the chance to introduce an implant. Purpose of this work was assessment of the usefulness of autogenous bone graft and PRF in normal bone regeneration in the site of oroantral communication. MATERIAL AND METHODS Bone regeneration in the site of oroantral communication was assessed in 20 patients. Bone defects were supplemented autogenous bone graft from mental protuberance in 14 cases and from oblique line in 6 cases. The graft was covered with a PRF membrane. RESULTS In the study group in all cases closure of the oroantral communication was observed. The average width of the alveolar was 13 mm and the average height was 12.5 mm. In 3 patients an average increase of alveolar height of 1.5 mm was observed. CONCLUSIONS This method may be the best option to prepare alveolar for new implant and prosthetic solutions.
Kapustecki, M., Niedzielska, I., Marek, H. B., & Różanowski, B. (2016). Alternative method to treat oroantral communication and fistula with autogenous bone graft and platelet rich fibrin. Medicina Oral Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal, 21(5), e608–e613. https://doi.org/10.4317/medoral.21037