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SURGICAL PROCEDURES

WHAT IS A SINUS LIFT?

Sinus lift procedure in dental implants

 

WHAT IS A SINUS LIFT?

A sinus lift is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars. It is sometimes called a sinus augmentation. The bone is added between your upper jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or "lifted." A sinus lift should be done by a Oral surgeon.

 

WHAT IS IT USED FOR?

There may be a number of reasons for wanting a greater volume of bone in the posterior maxillar, the most common reason in contemporary dental treatment planning is to prepare the site for the future placement of dental implants. Sinus augmentation (sinus lift) is performed when the floor of the sinus is too close to an area where dental implants are to be placed. This procedure is performed to ensure a secure place for the implants while protecting the sinus. Lowering of the sinus can be caused by: Long-term tooth loss without the required treatment, periodontal disease and trauma.

 

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