Sinus Augmentation and its benefit in the Posterior Maxilla
The posterior maxilla presents with limitations for dentists that are placing dental implants in the region due to potential for poor bone density and sinus pneumatization from prolonged tooth loss, restricting the amount of bone available in the region. The goal is therefore to perform sinus augmentations in order to increase the amount of available bone present to allow for placement of longer implants with more bone to implant contact to counteract having poor bone density in the region. The course allows a review of indications and contraindications for the Lateral window and Osteotome technique to place dental implants as well as indications and contraindications for use of short implants, Zygomatic implants and Pterygoid implants. The goal is to provide dentists with a clear understanding about when to recommend the different augmentation approaches.