Ana Paula F. Bassi; Rogerio Acedo Vieira; Marisa Akemi Matsumoto; Iris Monica Steckelberg; Gabriel Ramalho-Ferreira & Leonardo Perez Faverani


This work aimed to analyze clinically and histologically the allogen bone graft behavior at 6 and 9 months. A leukoderm, female, 55 years old patient sought dental care for oral rehabilitation with dental implants and implant supported fixed prosthesis in the maxilla. Bilateral sinus lifting procedure were performed in a same patient, the analysis were made after 6 and 9 months, respectively. At 6 months, there was lack of a better bone remodeling in the region, associated to the presence of fibrous connective tissue within the collected tissue, showing us that this is not the best stage of tissue maturation to place dental implants. The 9 months period showed an improvement, with a more organized bone tissue surrounding particles of homogenous bone, what possibly had increased implant stability at the time of surgery. There is no doubt about the increase of clinical applications of FFBA, but there are no studies available regarding the standardization of time to load implants inserted in allografts. So papers with long-term monitoring are necessary to eliminate questions that still remain to be answered.

KEY WORDS: maxillary sinus, fresh frozen human bone, bone histology.

How to cite this article

BASSI, A. P. F.; VIEIRA, R. A.; MATSUMOTO, M. A.; STECKELBERG, I. M.; RAMALHO-FERREIRA, G. & FAVERANI, L. P. The fresh frozen bone (FFBA) allograft to reconstruct the atrophic maxilla. Evaluation of the clinical and histological viability at six and nine months in the maxillary sinus. Int. J. Odontostomat., 7(2):305-313, 2013.