One common complication with dental implants placed in the atrophic posterior maxilla, especially with simultaneous transcrestal sinus augmentation, is the implant protruding into the sinus without apical bone support. Frequently, apically exposed implants contribute to various sinus pathologies that may lead to implant failure. Treatment options include (1) managing asymptomatic sinus pathology; (2) regrafting the apically exposed portion of the implant(s); and (3) removing the implant and placing a new implant with simultaneous grafting. The purpose of this case report is to present 4 clinical cases of apically exposed implants in the maxillary sinus. The report will cover: (1) exposed implants with asymptomatic sinus pathologies and (2) show successful management of protruding implants and pathologies using maxillary sinus floor augmentation. Various methods of implant surface detoxification, mechanical and chemical, are described for predictable bone remodeling around existing implants as well as newly installed implants. After 6 months of healing, osseointegration was well achieved for all implants and sinonasal complications were not observed. Clinical photographs and 3-dimensional imaging of surgical sites were used to validate clinical assessments.

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