Lateral Sinus Lift Procedure - Pt. 1: Surgery Including Complication Management

Lateral sinus augmentation is a vertical approach to augmentation in the posterior region of the atrophied upper jaw. The bone defect caused by a tooth extraction is augmented by Dr. Marc Hinze, Gräfelfing/Germany, through elevation of the sinus floor. The surgery is annotated by Dr. Wolfgang Bolz, Munich/Germany. In this surgical procedure Dr. Hinze performs a lateral sinus augmentation in region 26.

Following an incision of the sulcus and alveolar ridge, the maxillary sinus wall is clearly exposed. This is followed by preparation of a lateral access window in the bone using rotating instruments. The next step in lateral sinus augmentation is the elevation of the Schneider's membrane. Perforation of the maxillary sinus membrane becomes visible here. This perforation is exposed carefully and covered with resorbable membrane.

The lateral sinus augmentation can then be performed with insertion of a bone substitute. The augmentation material and the lateral access window in the bone are also covered with membrane when lateral sinus augmentation is performed. Primary suturing completes the lateral sinus augmentation procedure.

Lateral Sinus Lift Procedure - Pt. 1: Surgery Including Complication Management

Lateral sinus augmentation is a vertical approach to augmentation in the posterior region of the atrophied upper jaw. The bone defect caused by a tooth extraction is augmented by Dr. Marc Hinze, Gräfelfing/Germany, through elevation of the sinus floor. The surgery is annotated by Dr. Wolfgang Bolz, Munich/Germany. In this surgical procedure Dr. Hinze performs a lateral sinus augmentation in region 26.

Following an incision of the sulcus and alveolar ridge, the maxillary sinus wall is clearly exposed. This is followed by preparation of a lateral access window in the bone using rotating instruments. The next step in lateral sinus augmentation is the elevation of the Schneider's membrane. Perforation of the maxillary sinus membrane becomes visible here. This perforation is exposed carefully and covered with resorbable membrane.

The lateral sinus augmentation can then be performed with insertion of a bone substitute. The augmentation material and the lateral access window in the bone are also covered with membrane when lateral sinus augmentation is performed. Primary suturing completes the lateral sinus augmentation procedure.

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Marc Hinze

Dr. Marc Hinze

Private Practice for Reconstructive Dentistry & Implantology

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Wolfgang Bolz

Dr. Wolfgang Bolz

Specialist for Periodontology in the Bolz/Wachtel Dental Clinic

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