Why? This procedure is often necessary when dental implants are needed
to replace the upper back teeth. In this area of the mouth, the sinuses have a
tendency to grow, leaving an insufficient height in the bone into which a dental
implant can be placed.
How? With this procedure, bone graft material is placed against the sinus to help regrow the lost height of bone. It also helps to lightly push the sinus up so that when it's time to place the implant, the sinus is not perforated during surgery. After a period of healing, generally 6-9 months, a dental implant(s) can be placed. An x-ray will be taken prior to make sure the height of bone is appropriate before we proceed.