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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-33

Direct sinus elevation and composite bone grafting for immediate implant placement in the posterior maxillary region


1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, S. B. Patil Dental College, Bidar, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Amrita School of Dentistry, AIMS, Amrita Lane, Ponekkara P.O., Edapally, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
R Sowmya
Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Amrita School of Dentistry, AIMS, Amrita Lane, Ponekkara P.O., Edapally, Kochi, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-6781.76430

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An atrophied posterior maxilla is the most challenging intraoral area confronting the implantologists, requiring utmost skill for the achievement of successful results. This case report exemplifies the use of a lateral wall osteotomy approach for sinus floor elevation, combined with the composite grafting to provide the ideal milieu for placement of a dental implant.


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