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Sinus
Lift

A sinus lift, also known as a sinus augmentation, is a surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw where your molars and premolars are located. Some people don’t have enough bone support necessary for implants because of bone loss. A sinus lift can dramatically help as it increases the amount of bone in the upper jaw by adding bone to the space between your molars and premolars. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward or “lifted”, which gives that procedure its name. Our periodontist Dr. Leonard Swerdlof usually handles sinus lifts.

Do You Need a
Sinus Lift?

If your dentist can’t place your dental implants because you don’t have enough bone height in the upper jaw or your sinuses are too close to the jaw, your dentist may recommend that you get a sinus lift. 

Common causes of bone loss include:

  • Periodontal gum disease
  • Losing teeth in your upper jaw
  • Reabsorption of bone into the body after tooth loss

Types Of Bone Graft Used for a Sinus Lift Surgery?

  • Autogenous bone: bone from your own body (comes from different areas of your mouth)
  • Allogenic bone: bone from a cadaver
  • Xenograft: bone from a cow

If you want to learn more about sinus lift surgery, contact us today at 201-840-0045 or request an appointment.

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