Program Track: Implants
Moderator: Edwin S. Rosenberg
Speakers: Michael A. Pikos, Tiziano Testori
Maxillary sinus augmentation for implant reconstruction of the posterior maxilla is a predictable surgical procedure. Although complications are uncommon, some may result in total graft failure with potentially serious consequences. This clinical presentation will focus on the causes, recognition, prevention and management of failed sinus grafts. Emphasis will be on treatment of the failing sinus graft, and will include a detailed surgical, CT and medical approach to address this not-often-discussed topic. Clinical recommendations will be given to prevent, diagnose and treat post-operative infections.