However, frequently this cavity is so large that there is not enough bone to securely place dental implants. When this occurs, a sinus lift may be recommended.
Similar to bone grafting, a sinus lift involves the surgical application of donor tissue to augment existing bone structure, specifically to add bone to your upper jaw around your molars and premolars.
Depending on your individual needs, a sinus lift may be done at the time of implant placement or in advance to allow yourself to fully heal before your implants are placed. In either case, your sinus lift will ensure you have enough strong bone in your upper jaw to anchor your dental implants and restore your smile.
For more information about sinus lifts or to schedule an appointment, contact our experienced dental team at Family & Implant Dentistry of Stuart today.