Different Techniques for Sinus Floor Elevation: A Review Part I – Direct Techniques
Keywords:Sinus lift, direct technique, schnedrian membrane, Bone grafts.
Insufficient bone volume is a common problem encountered in the rehabilitation of the edentulous posterior
maxilla with implant?supported prostheses. Although adequate bone height can be achieved using various
maxillary sinus augmentation techniques, these procedures have been practiced successfully. However,
significant complications occur such as perforations or tearing. To maintain the integrity of Schneiderian
membrane subsequently increasing the success rate a retrospective analysis is carried out on various
techniques with complications which occur during and after treatment. This review will help the readers to
understand the intricacies of sinus augmentation by using direct techniques.