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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 310931, 6 pages
Case Report

Staged Osteotome Sinus Floor Elevation for Progressive Site Development and Immediate Implant Placement in Severely Resorbed Alveolar Bone: A Case Report

KFMMC, Dental Department, P.O. Box 946, Dhahran 31932, Saudi Arabia

Received 15 July 2013; Accepted 9 September 2013

Academic Editors: M. A. Polack and J. J. Segura-Egea

Copyright © 2013 Saad Al-Almaie. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This case report discusses osteotome sinus floor elevation (OSFE) and immediate placement in 2 stages in severely resorbed alveolar bone height in which multiple implant placement is not otherwise feasible due to a lack of initial stability. The first implant placed using OSFE without bone grafting prepares the adjacent resorbed sites for further implant placement in the sinus areas, which allows for better initial stability and early functional loading. This process avoids the conventional extensive lateral approach for sinus lifting and bone grafting procedures even in extremely resorbed alveolar bone.