Typically, the greater the atrophy of the process, the more extensive and invasive the sinus floor elevation procedure is. This case of a 39-year-old man demonstrates a minimally invasive hydrostatic sinus lift from 1.7-mm height process in the site of lost tooth No. 16. Using a small flap, safe drills for a crestal approach diameter of 2.8 mm, 2 mL of saline solution under pressure of a syringe plunger, and 1 g of particulated bovine xenograft, a 14-mm height and 12-mm width sinus floor elevation was obtained. The implant was placed with a torque of 30 Ncm, and a healing cap was attached. Despite the very difficult conditions, the presented method not only resulted in a very good therapeutic effect but also reduced the number of procedures and time necessary for complete rehabilitation of the patient. The total treatment time to the final crown delivery was 6 months.
Minimally Invasive Transcrestal Sinus Floor Elevation Procedure in Severely Atrophic Ridge: A Case Report
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Łukasz Zadrożny, Leopold Wagner, Dale Rosenbach; Minimally Invasive Transcrestal Sinus Floor Elevation Procedure in Severely Atrophic Ridge: A Case Report. J Oral Implantol 1 June 2021; 47 (3): 215–222. doi: https://doi.org/10.1563/aaid-joi-D-19-00166
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