PA shows sinus lift immediately postop (Fig.7 *). I: implant; H: healing abutment.

Sinus graft remains in place 3 months postop (Fig.13).

Although oral hygiene is pristine, there is apparent crestal bone resorption 12 months (Fig.16) and 20 months (Fig.17) post cementation, probably due to unfavorable crown/implant ratio and bruxism as well as pre-implantation bone loss (Fig.18,19).

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Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 11/18/2014, last revision 05/27/2018