Sinus Lift (Sinus Augmentation or Sinus Elevation)
When the back teeth in the upper jaw are missing, the sinus cavity expands as the natural bone deteriorates over time. A sinus lift is exclusively used to build bone height in the back part of the upper jaw for dental implants. The procedure involves adding bone below the sinus so that one or more implants can be placed. The procedure does not affect speech, eating or cause sinus problems.
We often prefer to do implants at the same session. If it is impossible to place your implants with the sinus augmentation, after the bone has been given time to develop, usually for approximately 6 months, dental implants can be placed.
For another choice to have an implant, please check our “All on 4” page.