There are many patients with atrophic posterior maxilla requesting fixed prostheses. When the residual bone height is below 4 mm sinus lift procedures remain the most viable therapeutic options. Sinus lifting techniques have evolved over the last 25 years to a point where sinus grafting surgery is considered to be one of the most successful augmentation procedures performed today with high survival rate of implants placed in these grafts and their prostheses.
This two-day course will present sinus elevation techniques and possible alternatives to sinus elevation therapy from pre-surgical planning to prosthetic restoration.
Initially the anatomy, the materials, the surgical procedures, the scientific evidence and the complications will be presented. Multiple video presentations will give participants complete exposure to various surgical sinus elevation procedures and clinical tips.
Anatomic models will be utilized to give participants a hands-on introduction to lateral window. This hands-on experience will include both traditional rotary techniques and piezoelectric surgical techniques.