Dental implants are often used to replace one or a few missing teeth. Some patients who require implants may not have sufficient bone density in their upper jaw. This condition is called resorption and it occurs over time when there are no teeth anchored in the jaw. To remedy this, a procedure known as a sinus lift can be performed to prepare the implant site.
A sinus lift is an oral surgical procedure that extends into the sinus cavity above the jaw and packs bone graft material into this space. This graft material will be incorporated by the surrounding bone and form a solid structure very similar to bone. This creates a solid base for the implants to be placed into. After a waiting period, the site will be checked and once an adequate bone density level is achieved your implant will be ready to be placed.
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