Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 61–64 | Cite as

Mandibular Torus Harvesting for Sinus Augmentation: Two-Year Follow-Up

  • Inci Rana KaracaEmail author
  • Dilara Nur Ozturk
  • Huseyin Ozan Akinci
Case Report


Maxillary sinus grafting is a commonly used treatment alternative in cases with insufficient bone height to enable insertion of implants in the posterior maxilla. It is commonly carried out with autogenous grafts, biomaterials or both. Autogenous bone grafts are considered gold standard for this procedure; however, due to donor site morbidity, it is not as commonly used as other biomaterials. Mandibular tori are hyperostoses on the lingual side of the mandible in the premolar region. This a case in which mandibular tori were used for a sinus augmentation procedure. The patient was then followed up for 2 years with no complaints, or objective symptoms.


Autogenous graft Implantology Mandibular torus Sinus augmentation Sinus lifting 



This manuscript has been accepted as a poster presentation in FDI World Dental Congress 2017, Madrid, on August 29–September 1.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from the patient mentioned in this case report.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryGazi UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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