Histomorphometric and immunohistochemical analysis of human maxillary sinus-floor augmentation using porous β-tricalcium phosphate for dental implant treatment

Clinical Oral Implants Research, 02/22/2012

The data suggest that tricalcium phosphate (TCP) particles attract osteoprogenitor cells that migrate into the interconnecting micropores of the bone–substitute material by 6 months. The augmented site close to residual bone contained a higher proportion of bony tissue and a lower proportion of soft connective tissue than did the augmented site far from residual bone.

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