The cutting edge of sinus lifts

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by James E., Feb 6, 2005.

  1. James E.

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    I need implants in both sides of my upper jaw (teeth #3,4,5 and 11,12,14).

    Both sides need sinus lifts due to lack of bone. I am offered two different
    sinus lift procedures from two different dentists (price is the same):

    The first implantologist is going to drill a hole in the bone for the
    implants, then use a punch and a mallet to break and push up the bottom of
    the sinus. Then he injects artificial bone through the same hole and places
    the implant. He says this is standard procedure now.

    The other implantologist is also going to drill a hole for the implants and
    then uses what he calls a "hydraulic sinus lift" to push up the bottom of
    the sinus. I am not sure how this works. He also says this is standard
    procedure now.

    Which procedure assures better holding of the implants: Punch and mallet, or
    hydraulic lift?

    Thanks for any input.
     
    James E., Feb 6, 2005
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