A closed sinus augmentation is performed for dental implant placement.



Eligible Ages
Between 18 Years and 85 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Partially edentulous patients (18-85 years of age) requiring maxillary sinus augmentation for dental implant placement. 2. At least 5mm of native bone below the maxillary sinus. 3. Nonsmokers. 4. If diabetic, current HbA1C <7.0 (less than or equal to 7.0)

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Maxillary sinus disease. 2. Pregnancy or attempting to become pregnant. 3. Diseases that affect bone metabolism. 4. Use of medications known to affect bone metabolism. 5. Tobacco use. 6. Alcoholism or recreational drug use. 7. Diabetic with HbA1C >7.0 (above 7.0)

Study Design

Study Type
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description
A 2 arm study using two methods of imaging in a participant
Primary Purpose
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Active Comparator
Low volume CBCT
Radiographic low volume cone beam computed tomography used to plan implant placement
  • Other: 3D R100 scanner
    A cone beam computed tomography used for planning of implant surgery
    Other names:
    • Veraviewpocs
Placebo Comparator
Standard periapical radiographs
Standard radiography used to plan implant placement
  • Other: Conventional Radiograph
    Imaging used as standard of care to plan for implant surgery
    Other names:
    • Standard Periapical Radiograph

Recruiting Locations

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Charles Powell, DDS, MS

More Details

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Study Contact

Charles Powell, DDS, MS

Detailed Description

Patients who are diagnosed as needing sinus augmentation by a closed approach for dental implant placement will be recruited. A cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) study is the standard of care prior to dental implant placement. However, following closed sinus augmentation nothing is known as to the extent of augmentation in the medial to lateral (cross-sectional) dimension. Patients will have a low volume CBCT taken immediately postsurgically, and again at the six-month postoperative visit to determine the dimensional changes in the augmentation. These images will be compared to standard periapical radiographs at the same time points.


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