A Split-Mouth Design Comparison for Lateral and Crestal Sinus Lift Techniques with Dental Implants Placements: Short Communication
Saad Al-Almaie1, *, Abdul Majeed Kavarodi2, Ali Alorf3, Saeed Alzahrani4
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 603
Last Page: 608
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-11-603
Article History:Received Date: 15/05/2017
Revision Received Date: 14/10/2017
Acceptance Date: 6/11/2017
Electronic publication date: 30/11/2017
Collection year: 2017
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The objective of this study is to compare and evaluate the effectiveness of implant placement and patient appraisal for two sinus lift techniques using both crestal and lateral techniques for bilateral sinus left in a split-mouth design.
All implants were successfully osseointegrated without any clinical complications or peri-implant radiolucency during the follow-up period of maximum 3 years.
In terms of outcomes postoperative vertigo showed to be a major concern with the crestal approach, this approach is preferred over the lateral technique because of the reduced time required for the procedure and because it is less invasive.
Most patients preferred the crestal approach over the lateral approach due to the delay in implant placement.