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J Prosthet Dent. 2018 Jun;119(6):897-901. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.07.014. Epub 2017 Nov 15.

A 3D-printed guide for lateral approach sinus grafting: A dental technique.

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1
Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif. Electronic address: bgoodacre@llu.edu.
2
Postgraduate student, Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, Calif.
3
Director and Professor, Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, Calif.
4
Associate Professor, Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, Calif.
5
Director and Assosciate Professor, Advanced Specialty Education Program in Periodontics, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, Calif.

Abstract

Lateral approach sinus grafting has become a routine and predictable surgical method of augmenting the pneumatized sinus for implant placement. Outlining the lateral window access can be a challenging task for the clinician to envision and execute. Improper extension and access to the maxillary sinus can prevent proper placement of graft materials and lead to complications. The purpose of this report was to demonstrate a technique that will allow the precise planning of the lateral approach using radiographic information and 3-dimensional (3D) software to 3D-print a surgical guide.

PMID:
29150131
DOI:
10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.07.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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