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Dental Implants

Sinus Lift for Implants

A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. If you've lost bone in that area due to reasons such as periodontal disease or tooth loss, you may be left without enough bone to place implants.

Sinus lift surgery can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.

Procedure: An incision is made in the gum covering the upper jaw and a small amount of bone removed to expose the sinus cavity.  The lining of the cavity is gently lifted and bone material inserted below it.