|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
September, 2012, Vol. 14, No. 3
Review of the success of pulp exposure treatment of cariously and traumatically exposed pulps in immature permanent incisors and molars
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Augmentation of atrophic posterior maxilla by short implants and osteotome technique
Mario Santagata, Luigi Guariniello, Salvatore D’amato, Umberto Tozzi, Raffaele Rauso, Gianpaolo Tartaro
Introduction. Edentulous ridge in the posterior maxilla is often compromised by reduced bone volume. This anatomical condition limits the implant placement of 10 mm in length without sinus augmentation. The use of shorter implants with osteotome technique minimizes the need of more extensive sinus floor elevation, thus reducing the duration and morbidity of the treatment.
Key words: short implant, osteotome technique, sinus floor elevation.
Received: 20 10 2009
Accepted for publishing: 21 09 2012
*Department of Head and Neck Pathologies, Oral Cavity and Audio-Verbal Communication. University Hospital (AOU) – Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Mario Santagata* – M.D. Ph.D.
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