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Crestal Sinus Augmentation: A Simplified Approach to Implant Placement in the Posterior Maxilla

Gregori M Kurtzman, Douglas F Dompkowski

Citation Information : Kurtzman GM, Dompkowski DF. Crestal Sinus Augmentation: A Simplified Approach to Implant Placement in the Posterior Maxilla. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res 2011; 2 (1):55-59.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10012-1036

License: CC BY-ND 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Implant placement in the posterior maxilla can be challenging with relation to the maxillary sinus and may necessitate the need for augmentation to allow placement of implants. The crestal approach, initially reported by Summers has allowed a more simplified approach to augmenting the maxillary sinus compared to the lateral window approach. A review of the crestal approach using the crestal approach sinus kit (CAS-Kit) (Hiossen, South Korea) is discussed.

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