Sinus floor augmentation (SFA) is the most predictable treatment option in the atrophic posterior maxilla. However, exposure of the apical implant body into the maxillary sinus cavity is an occasionally observed phenomenon after SFA. Although most penetrating dental implants remain completely asymptomatic, they may induce recurrent rhinosinusitis or implant loss. Removal of the implant should be considered if there is significant implant exposure that results in prolonged treatment and increased costs. This case report demonstrates a recovery approach using sinus floor reaugmentation without implant removal in a patient with an apically exposed implant into the maxillary sinus cavity.
A Sinus Floor Reaugmentation Technique Around an Apically Exposed Implant Into the Maxillary Sinus
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Daisuke Ueno, Noriko Banba, Akira Hasuike, Kazuhiko Ueda, Toshiro Kodama; A Sinus Floor Reaugmentation Technique Around an Apically Exposed Implant Into the Maxillary Sinus. J Oral Implantol 1 June 2019; 45 (3): 213–217. doi: https://doi.org/10.1563/aaid-joi-D-18-00271
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