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.
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:
Types Of Bone Graft Used for a Sinus Lift Surgery?
If you want to learn more about sinus lift surgery, contact us today at 201-840-0045 or request an appointment.