Sinus Lift / Elevation

Sinus Lift for Dental Implants

To be a candidate for the dental implant procedure, a patient must have sufficient bone in the maxillary and mandibular ridge to support the implants.  The sinus lift procedure was developed to increase the space for available bone to support dental implants.

When a tooth is lost, the vacant tooth socket collapses, leaving a loss in both height and width of surrounding bone. When an upper molar or premolar is lost, the floor of the upper sinus expands, which further reduces the thickness of the underlying bone. The result is a loss of space in which to place dental implants. Sinus lifts create additional space for dental implants by either grafting extra bone near the sinus or in some cases by tapping near the sinus floor with surgical instruments to lift the sinus membrane.

Undergoing sinus lift surgery has allowed many patients to have successful dental implants treatments, in particular the all on 4 and all on 6 techniques. In most cases, dental implants can be placed during the sinus lift procedure, minimizing discomfort of multiple surgeries. If you have been told you need a sinus lift to allow for dental implant placement, please contact us for an explanation of the process and a cost estimate.

What is the procedure for a Sinus Lift?

Sinus Lift Smiles Peru Dental Implants

After upper posterior extractions, subsequent lack of bone stimulation causes the maxillary sinus to extend downwards

Sinus Lift Elevacion de Seno Smiles Peru

Sinus lift increases the height of the upper jawbone to allow for the placement of implants

Bone Graft with Sinus Lift Smiles Peru Dental Implants

Once the sinus membrane has been lifted, bone graft material is inserted

Is it painful?

Modern sinus lifting procedures keep pain to a minimum and the procedure is usually done during the dental implant surgery, minimizing surgical time.

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