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Maxillary Sinus Lifting

H Yildiz, R Barbaros, Nilsun Bagis

Keywords : Implant dentistry, Osseos surgery, Sinus lifting

Citation Information : Yildiz H, Barbaros R, Bagis N. Maxillary Sinus Lifting. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2018; 7 (2):91-97.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1181

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


The use of dental implants in the restoration of toothless areas is quite common. However, in some cases, we can not use favorable implants in the maxillary molar region. This is because atrophy is observed following tooth extraction in this region. If an implant is desired in these areas, there may not be enough bone height, especially if the period between tooth extraction and implant construction is too long. In some cases, restorations are performed with short implants, curved implants, and zygoma implants, but these implants do not have sufficient strength against extreme occlusal forces. Therefore, augmentation of the maxillary sinus is required to use suitable implants, where the atrophied maxillary can be more resistant to occlusal forces in the molar region. This review aims to evaluate the current methods and materials used in sinus augmentation and also explain about complications and treatments that are frequently encountered during and after the operation.

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