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Treatment guidelines

Hard tissue management - maxilla

Key points

  • Narrow ridges are often the limiting factor for implant placement
  • The ventral extension of the maxillary sinus can cause other limitations to implant placement
  • Unless the use of 4 implants only to support a fixed prosthesis or overdenture does not seem predictable, invasive bone augmentation should not be considered

Additional resources

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Yvan Fortin: Maximizing available bone in the edentulous maxilla with tilted and straight implants without restorative compromise

Placement of tilted and/or Zygomatic implants can offer the advantage of low invasive, graftless treatment options. Dr Fortin presents systematic pre-treatment evaluation for these solutions, discusses the benefits of tilted implants and explains placement options and techniques...
CAD/CAM
Edentulous treatments
Implants in compromised sites
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David Nisand: Short implants for limited bone volume

The rehabilitation of the resorbed jaw remains a surgical and prosthetic challenge. This may involve the modification of the bone to allow for placement of dental implants, or alternatively the use of short implants. EAO consensus defines short implants as implants with an...
Anterior implants
Posterior implants
Implants in compromised sites
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Georg Watzek: The sinus lift procedure for the edentulous patient - risky overtreatment or reliable necessity

Dr Watzek compares implant treatment with and without sinus lift augmentation procedures from the aspects: relative and absolute contra-indications, intra-operative risks, treatment time frame, success rate and cost. As a general rule, the smaller the surgical intervention, the...
Guided Surgery
Edentulous treatments
Implants in compromised sites
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Ole Jensen: Tissue engineering for the edentulous maxilla

Based on the tissue engineering principle, that bone cannot only regenerate, but can take a shape and size greater than the epigenetic milieu, the lecture reviews various surgical options to increase the ridge volume with a focus on alveolar split techniques and BMP-2/ACS...

Posterior implants
Implants in compromised sites
Sinus augmentation

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