Minimally Invasive Lateral Approach For Sinus Augmentation
1. Front view of the patient.
2. Lateral view of the patient.
3. View of edentulous upper left arch.
4. A full thickness flap was open and a small window through the bone was made by a piezosurgery tip to reach the sinus.
5. With a periodontal probe the size of the ‘window’ is measured horizontally…
6. …and vertically.
7. It is possible to appreciate the small amount of bone was loss.
8-9. The bottom of sinus is filled using a syringe that can push the deproteinized bovine bone into the sinus. After filling the sinus with deproteinized bovine bone with the traditional technique, a reabsorbable membrane is placed in order to keep in place the bone and close the opening access.
10. After suturing the flap.
11. Xray situation before the bilateral sinus lift.
12. Xray situation after 6 months from the surgery.
Work by Dr. Nicola Baldini DDS.