Insufficient bone volume in the posterior maxilla is not in itself an indication for performing a lateral window maxillary sinus augmentation without considering available alternatives.
With regards to the clinical condition, there are different treatments that have been proposed as alternatives to lateral window sinus augmentation:
- short implants
- tilted implants and trans-sinus implants
- pre- and post-sinus implants
- fixed prostheses with distal cantilever
The lecture will address the pros and cons of the different therapeutic alternatives in an evidence based approach.