Can I do the sinus lift in 2-stages? Can I lift the sinus and graft 2-3mm of bone, wait for that graft to heal and then graft again at the time of implant placement?
Discussions related to Sinus Lifts during dental implant surgery.
During the sinus elevation procedure there was a perforation of the membrane and I aborted the procedure and placed a resorbable membrane at the lateral window site.
After 2 weeks post-op the sinus lift patient has developed a bad taste in her mouth in her mouth and she has a constant drainage from her nose.
I attended an excellent lecture where the speaker described how he customarily mixes Metronidazole 0.5% solution in grafting material when he does sinus lifts. I was wondering if this is a widespread practice in the rest of the dental implant community?
I have had several cases where I have had to suture the maxillary sinus membrane during sinus lift procedures.
2 months ago I placed an implant in #14 area using a drill to prepare the osteotomy and Summer’s osteotome technique on the apical 3mm to raise the sinus floor.
Are there any alternatives to a sinus lift?
I was performing a sinus lift last week when I encountered a situation I had never seen before.
Is it necessary to elevate the maxillary sinus membrane during placement of implants through the floor of the sinus when there is inadequate bone height?
Was this magnitude of graft resorption within normal limits or is something pathologic going on?
I was doing a sinus lift when I had a large tear in the sinus membrane. I aborted the procedure because I was concerned about the sinus membrane healing.
I had a sinus augmentation on both sides and the right side took but the left side didn’t. I got an infection and had to have it cleaned out.
I recently did a lateral sinus lift and bone graft. The post-op orthopantomograph of the patient after 3 weeks does not show much of the radio-opacity as seen post-op 2 days radiograph in the sinus lift area/grafted area.
I recently performed a lateral sinus lift for a patient. In the early part of the surgery when I took the lateral wall of the sinus out I thought I had lacerated the membrane.
Does anyone have any familiarity with the Hydraulic Sinus Condensing Technique?
I have always been taught that when treatment planning for a fixed-detachable implant supported prosthesis for an edentulous maxilla, 8 dental implants are the norm.
I would like to do a sinus lift procedure and have heard about the balloon technique where that is used to raised the membrane and create space for a bone graft.
I have a patient who needs a single dental implant in the maxillary first molar area. There is about 3mm of bone between the alveolar ridge and the sinus floor.
Does anyone have any idea why this hematoma formed and why the patient developed such a large extra-oral swelling?
Several months ago I had a Sinus Lift and Bio-Oss was used. The dentist told me that he had torn the Schneiderian Membrane during the procedure.
Some of my colleagues think that a crestal sinus lift should be preformed first. Some of my other colleagues (including myself) prefer the stabilisation of a dental implant in the sinus floor in spite of possible laceration of Schneiderian membrane.
Dr. Jack asks: I would like to ask those out there who do routine implants around the maxilla region, what is the best approach to […]