2020 Volume 62 Issue 2 Pages 242-244
When the sinus is enlarged, it may be necessary to elevate the floor of the maxillary sinus using the crestal or lateral approach. This report presents a case where sinus floor elevation was performed using tricalcium phosphate (TCP) plates supported by implant bodies, and only the blood clot was present around the implant bodies. Cone-beam computed tomography images, taken one year after the lateral approach, revealed the presence of a TCP-like radio-opacity, which almost disappeared after two years. About seven years after the surgery, the patient’s superstructure and occlusion were stable. Furthermore, the grafted TCP was completely absorbed, and the implant body appeared to be in good condition, with no signs of bone resorption around the implant.