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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 36 (2016), No. 1     8. Jan. 2016
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 36 (2016), No. 1  (08.01.2016)

Page 110-115, doi:10.11607/prd.2545, PubMed:26697559


A Palatal Approach for a Sinus Augmentation Procedure
Sarmiento, Hector L. / Othman, Badr / Norton, Michael R. / Fiorellini, Joseph P.
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate an alternative method for sinus augmentation through a palatal approach when complications do not allow the use of traditional approaches. A 50-year-old male patient presented with multiple previous sinus augmentation attempts. A cone beam computed tomography scan revealed bone graft material had consolidated on the buccal aspect of the lateral sinus wall only, preventing implant placement while not allowing access via a conventional lateral window technique to improve the graft bulk. A palatal approach was adopted as an alternative method of sinus entry and is presented in this case report. The authors suggest that a palatal approach technique is a safe and effective method to complete a sinus augmentation where a buccal approach is impractical.