This short lecture covers key aspects in addressing the atrophic posterior maxilla, which include sinus floor elevation (SFE), guided bone regeneration (GBR), autogenous bone blocks and transversal segmental osteotomy. Indications, drawbacks, tips, details of the technique, graft materials, and predictability of various techniques are explained and supported by evidence-based literature. Various clinical cases illustrate each treatment modality in detail.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
find optimal solutions for bone augmentation of the atrophic maxilla
describe the differences between guided bone regeneration, autogenous blocks and segmental osteotomy
recognize the different anatomical and physiological parameters when deciding for the optimum treatment modality in addressing the atrophic maxilla