Minimally Invasive Sinus Augmentation

Procedure of Adding Bone to your Upper Jaw To Support The Placement Of Dental Implants.

Have you been informed that you may need a sinus lift? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone. At least one in every five people will have to undergo a sinus lift procedure before their dental implants can be inserted.

A Sinus Lift Procedure is adding bone to your upper jaw also known as a “ sinus floor augmentation procedure.” In cases where there is not enough bone to hold dental implants, a sinus lift is required to provide support for dental implants.

Patients who require a sinus lift or augmentation before having dental implants placed are mostly those who have lost teeth in the jaw’s upper premolar or molar areas. The tooth loss can be attributed to the bone in the area where the teeth were resorbing over time.  The reason for a sinus lift is either because the bone’s vertical height is not sufficient to support an implant or the root of the lost tooth developed very close to or within the sinus cavity.