Trephine bone core sinus elevation graft.

Implant Dentistry (Impact Factor: 1.11). 07/2004; 13(2):148-52. DOI: 10.1097/01.ID.0000127525.98819.B6
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ABSTRACT The sinus cavity often limits the amount of available bone for the placement of implants in the posterior maxilla. The sinus lift operation and graft is a technique that can add grafted bone in excess of 10 to 16 mm through a lateral wall quadrilateral osteotomy. However, when moderate alveolar atrophy is present, an osteotome technique can provide an average bone height in crease of 3.5 mm. This article presents the trephine bone core sinus elevation graft, which is intended to increase bone height 4 to 8 mm. This procedure is especially indicated when adjacent teeth are present and there is only moderate atrophy of the alveolus.