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Tooth loss in the posterior maxilla is frequently associated with subsequent bone loss, which results in inadequate bone dimensions for implant placement in an ideal position.
Numerous reconstruction procedures have been proposed to restore bone loss related to sinus pneumatization in order to obtain a sufficient ridge volume for adequate implant placement and prosthodontic rehabilitation.
Since many complications can be encountered during the external sinus lift procedure, mainly perforation of the Schneiderian membrane, the piezoelectric device has been introduced as the main solution to ensure safety and efficiency during the lateral sinus lift surgery.
The aim of the following presentation is to evaluate how far did we get in the lateral sinus lift technique using piezoelectric devices using staged or simultaneous implant placement, regarding success criteria and long-term results while presenting some challenging clinical cases with reduced vertical height and maxillary sinus pneumatization.
- Evaluate how far did we get in the lateral sinus lift technique using piezoelectric devices with or without simultaneous implant placement
- Evaluate the clinical and radiological success criteria for the lateral sinus lift technique using piezo-surgery
- Shed light on the advantages of the piezoelectric devices used in the external sinus lift technique
- Provide further information on when to place implant simultaneously and how to proceed.
- Expose the latest publications on the subject
- Present challenging clinical cases and how to handle each case by breaching science with clinical practice