Lateral sinus lift procedure for placement of dental implant in a thin maxillary alveolar bone: A case report

Putri K. Santi, Benny S. Latief

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Introduction: The use of dental implants has gained popularity over the past few decades. However, sufficient vertical dimensions are a pre-requisite to warrant the success of these implants. Vertical bone defects including ridge resorption and sinus pneumatization frequently occur in the posterior maxillary region. Lateral sinus lift is one of the most extensively used augmentation procedures. The technique allows for the placement of an implant on the dorsal side of the maxilla where the quality of the alveolar bone is often poor due to the maxillary sinus. Herein we describe a case of vertical ridge augmentation using lateral sinus lift with simultaneous implant placement in the posterior maxillary region. Case Report: A 52-year-old male with missing teeth (16 and 17) in the maxillary posterior region reported to our clinic. The height of alveolar ridge in the area was measured at 2.1 mm. Two threaded implants (width, 4.1 mm; length, 10 mm) were placed immediately after performing the lateral sinus lift and were surrounded with bone graft material. Conclusion: Lateral sinus lift appears to be a useful pre-prosthetic surgical procedure for vertical augmentation of atrophied alveolar ridges with low sinus floors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Reports in Dentistry
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781536173291
ISBN (Print)9781536173284
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2020


  • Alveolar ridge augmentation
  • Lateral sinus lifting
  • Vertical ridge augmentation


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