Lateral wall sinus floor elevation found to provide sufficient bone height and width for implant placement
SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA: An article titled “Lateral Wall Sinus Floor Elevation for Implant Placement: Revisiting Fundamentals and the Surgical Technique,” published in the March issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association, the lateral wall sinus floor elevation technique is described as a predictable surgical procedure that allows dental practitioners to obtain sufficient bone height and width for the placement of implants.
“Dentists are often faced with patients in need of implants but who lack sufficient bone volume,” said Kerry K. Carney, DDS, editor-in-chief of the journal. “In this issue, authors review the contemporary lateral wall technique, the related anatomy and some concepts and properties of current graft materials.”
In another article in the same issue, titled “A New Approach to Correct a Class III Malocclusion With Miniscrews: A Case Report,” authors present the treatment of a Class III patient and find the use of miniscrews in the mandible for intraoral maxillary traction via an RME appliance to be an advantageous method of treatment of maxillary deficiency cases.
The article “Esthetic Management of a Primary Double Tooth Using a Silicone Putty Guide: A Case Report” presents a case report on esthetic management of a primary double tooth in a 5-year-old girl with a history of trauma, finding that a silicone putty stent serves as an accurate guide for composite restoration.
(Source: California Dental Association)