Use of Osteotomes for Sinus Augmentation at theTime of Implant Placement
You will receive 1 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The registration fee is only $41.00
This course describes the osteotome technique for sinus augmentation at the time of implant placement and presents a short-term evaluation of 34 implants placed in 18 patients.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:
- Discuss the rationale for sinus augmentation at the time of implant placement.
- Describe the technique of sinus augmentation using osteotomes.
- List the materials necessary for performing sinus augmentation with osteotomes.
- Discuss the advantages and limitations of osteotome sinus augmentation.
The loss of alveolar bone often hampers placement of endosseous dental implants. In the posterior maxilla, the maxillary sinus and less-dense bone present additional obstacles to successful implant placement. Existing methods of subantral augmentation require extensive surgical manipulation, often including a second surgical site for harvesting autogenous bone. The development of surgical osteotomes has facilitated the placement of implants in areas of minimal alveolar bone height in the posterior maxilla. This course describes the osteotome technique for sinus augmentation at the time of implant placement and presents a short-term evaluation of 34 implants placed in 18 patients.
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os•te•o•tome n. A wedge-like instrument used for cutting or marking bone, often called a chisel; used with a mallet. Varieties: Curved or straight; no handle
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