Maxillary and sinus implant reconstructions

Dent Clin North Am. 1986 Apr;30(2):207-29.


The root and sinus series of the Omnii system have been used extensively since 1981. They are very versatile in their ability to be used within edentulous areas of the maxilla. Their design attempts to maximize the use of the available bone, and placement techniques allow the manipulation of bone to form sockets in otherwise deficient areas of bone. The root implants can be used as free-standing implants or as multiple abutments. The sinus implant is always used as an abutment. It may be used in conjunction with other implants or with natural abutments. Maxillary implants are not loaded until a 6-month healing time has elapsed following placement. An understanding of the different qualities of bone found in the maxilla is important to achieving the successful loading of these implants. Different times are required to allow physiologic loading in different qualities of maxillary bone. Restorative treatment is normally done with fixed bridge work, and the use of any type of stress breaker attachments is not recommended.

MeSH terms

  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / adverse effects
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / instrumentation
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / methods*
  • Denture Design
  • Denture Precision Attachment
  • Humans
  • Jaw, Edentulous, Partially / pathology
  • Jaw, Edentulous, Partially / physiopathology
  • Jaw, Edentulous, Partially / surgery*
  • Maxilla / pathology
  • Maxilla / physiopathology
  • Maxilla / surgery*
  • Maxillary Sinus / pathology
  • Maxillary Sinus / physiopathology
  • Maxillary Sinus / surgery*
  • Postoperative Period
  • Surgical Wound Infection / etiology
  • Time Factors
  • Titanium
  • Wound Healing


  • Titanium