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Sinus Lift

SINUS LIFTS

Why Might I Need a Sinus Lift?

- Many people who have lost teeth in their upper jaw, particularly the back teeth, do not have enough bone for implants to be placed.

- Bone may also have been lost because of periodontal (gum) disease.

- Tooth loss may have led to a loss of bone as well. Once teeth are gone, bone begins to be resorbed (absorbed back into the body). If teeth have been missing for a long time, there often is not enough bone left to place implants.

- The maxillary sinus may be too close to the upper jaw for implants to be placed.

Sinus lifts have become common during the last 15 years as more people get dental implants to replace missing teeth.

This patient requires a sinus lift on both left & right sides due to bone loss where missing teeth were not replaced. You can see where the bone has become arched as it has receded.

How Does it Work?

Our professional sedation will make sure that you are relaxed and very comfortable before we begin. Once we start, our specialist surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue where your back teeth used to be. This tissue is then raised to expose the bone, and a small oval window is opened in the bone. Finally, the sinus membrane is gently pushed up and away from your jaw.

Following this, bone-graft material is then packed into the space where the sinus used to be. The amount of bone used will vary from case to case, but usually several millimeters of bone is added..

Once the bone is in place, the tissue is closed with stitches and treatment finishes.