In oral implantology, there are multiple techniques to approach the atrophic region of the posterior maxilla. Even when the ridge is limited, sinus floor elevation remains the procedure of choice. Over the years, the surgical protocol has been modified according to the technological advancement of surgical systems and instruments. Each option has its own indications, advantages and limitations that lead the clinician to decide on one or another technique. Among them, the transcrestal approach is a predictable and minimally invasive protocol for implant placement and increasing bone volume vertically. This case report develops the surgical sequence for the placement of implants in the posterior region of the maxilla; being one of them, with a transcrestal approach. This procedure was performed in a 51-year-old ASA I patient. The planning was prosthetically guided, and the placement was carried out with the Neobiotech® implants case with the Kit Sca of the same company (for the elevation of the maxillary sinus floor). The surgery was performed with a multifunctional guide that placed the implants in an optimal three-dimensional position. It is concluded that the transcrestal technique is a recommended alternative to elevate the maxillary sinus floor in ridge situations with reduced bone availability, with the advantage of performing in a short clinical time and low morbidity for the patient.
KEY WORDS: dental implants, maxillary sinus, surgery, oral.
How to cite this article
PADILLA-AVALOS, C. A. & MARROQUÍN-SOTO, C. Placement of dental implant with atraumatic elevation of maxillary sinus floor: a case report. Int. J. Odontostomat., 16(3):337-342, 2022.