Migration of dental implant towards maxillary sinus

Adel Alenazi
2022 International Journal of Health Sciences  
Placing a dental implant in the maxillary posterior region is a challenge to a dentist because of its proximity to the maxillary sinus and decreased height of bone in this region. The surgical approaches for instilling a dental implant are thus associated with complications, of which migration of the implant into pneumatized sinus can also occur. Though this type of displacement is an accidental occurrence and can occur either intra-operatively or post-operatively, but a dentist should be
more » ... tely prepared if such a situation arises. These two (02) case reports and an overview will focus on the migration of dental implants toward the maxillary sinus with its probable causes, clinical findings, diagnosis, associated complications, and management.
doi:10.53730/ijhs.v6ns3.6488 fatcat:bkk6hamuqnbjdjdqqcpmeyv3au