The nasal lift technique for augmentation of the maxillary ridge: Technical note

Igor Batista Camargo, David M. Oliveira, André Vajgel Fernandes, Joseph E. Van Sickels

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Placement of dental implants in a severely resorbed anterior maxillary alveolar ridge is limited by the fact that implants may penetrate the nasal cavity. However, when the maxilla shows unusual anatomical changes, reconstruction with implants can be a challenge. Options to increase the bone in this region to permit placement of implants include: maxillary onlay bone graft, Le Fort I interpositional bone graft, and augmentation of the nasal floor, which is a procedure where only the piriform rim and the anterior nasal spine are exposed through an intraoral approach. In our case we modified this to what we call the nasal lift technique, which is a combination of turbinectomy followed by lifting of the anteroposterior nasal floor through a lateral window using autogenous bone or bone substitutes to augment the space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-774
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

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© 2015 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • Atrophic maxilla
  • Maxillary reconstruction
  • Nasal floor
  • Sinus lift

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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