Background and objectives: There are many ways to litf the maxillary sinus mucosa in order to obtain adequate bony conditions prior to implantation. Among these ‘sinus graft’ and ‘sinus lift’, are the methods of raising the sinus’ mucous membrane practiced for 25 years. But with increasing demands from both patients and surgeons themselves, the research into new techniques for treatments are running. Due to the fact that the sinus lifting procedure in traditional way is unpleasant for the patient, less invasive techniques to improve the conditions of the bone before the prosthetic treatment are beeing researched.
Aim of the study: The aim of the study is to present the hydrodynamic technique of sinus lift on basis of available literature and our own observations.
Methods: Among the 24 patients who have been qualified for sinus lift, the procedure was performed by means of hydrodynamic technique. Three hydrodynamic techniques was compare (sinus phisiolift, crestal approach sinus kit, Jeder System) to perform maxillary sinus lifting.
Conclusions: The use of closed hydrodynamic methods of sinus lift has improved the bony conditions within the maxillary alveolar process and enabled planned simultaneous implantation.
Key words : sinus lift; implant; hydrodynamic techniques.