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Problems and complications in maxillary implant surgery

Key points

  • Complications below can occur in the maxilla regarding implant placement or bone grafting:
  • Lack of primary implant stability
  • Placement of the implant tip in the maxillary sinus or nasal cavity
  • Perforation of the Schneiderian membrane during sinus floor elevation
  • Dislocation of implants or augmentation material
  • Bleeding

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Success & failure

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