Sinus Lift Bone Graft for Replacement of a Missing Molar

The Story:

This patient had missing upper left molar with inadequate height of bone for dental implant replacement. The sinus floor had migrated downward (pneumatization) with excessive remodeling of bone. A single stage implant placement and sinus lift bone graft was planned.


A full digital diagnostics were performed using CBCT and optical scan followed by computer-assisted dental implant planning. A surgical guide was printed and used during procedure to accurate placement of dental implants. A sinus lift procedure was performed using partly patient’s own bone from his lower jaw and other bone grafting materials. Dental implant was placed at same time using the surgical guide for optimal precision. After 6 months of healing, the implant was uncovered and restored by his restorative dentist.

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