Periodontal Case Study
The case above describes implant placement to replace a missing upper left molar. Radiographic assessment revealed a low sloping floor of the maxillary sinus. The sub-antral bone height was 3-5mm. The surgical procedure involved utilising a piezosurgical device to carry out the antrostomy. The elevation of the schneiderian membrane was facilitated by specially designed piezosurgical tips. The grafting material used was a combination of autogenous bone scrapings and xenograft (Bio-Oss). An implant was then placed at the same appointment. Radiographic follow up shows excellent integration of the implant and grafted bone.