Some patients may experience pneumatisation of their maxillary sinuses and this combined with bone loss from “gum disease” will lead to insufficient bone in their upper posterior jaw.
Thus we need to regenerate the bone here by lifting the internal lining inside the sinus to encourage new bone formation. Due to the proximity to vital areas Peter prefers to use the safer synthetic option when grafting.
The biggest breakthrough in the 15 years has been the DASK system which he has been using for the last 2 years. This system has drastically reduced patient trauma and improved safety whilst entering the sinus in both lateral and internal procotols.
Dr Fairbairn always tries to complete procedures in one stage, placing the implant at the same time as grafting even in reduced bone situations to reduce patient trauma. The ability of synthetic graft materials to “set” has greatly improved the amount of “one stage” placements.
The implants are then loaded at 4 months.