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Sinus Augmentation for Single-Tooth Replacement in the Posterior Maxilla: A 3-Year Follow-up Clinical Report Sinus Augmentation for Single-Tooth Replacement in the Posterior Maxilla: A 3-Year Follow-up Clinical Report

Author(s):

Ziv Mazor, DMD;Michael Peleg, DMD;Michael Peleg, DMD; Martin Gross, BDS, LDS, MSc

Date Added:

7/7/2010


Summary:

Placement of endosseous implants in the posterior atrophic maxilla is often restricted because of a lack of supporting alveolar bone. To overcome this anatomic limitation, sinus lifting has become a common surgical procedure in oral implant treatment. Since the initial application of sinus lift augmentation and implant placement in the mid-1970s, many articles have been published describing predictable techniques with reliable long-term results. These procedures have been used for multiple implant restorations. Single-tooth implant–supported restorations are an acceptable restorative option.In situations where insufficient alveolar bone remains for a single maxillary implant, the sinus lift procedure can be used.

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