About Sinus Lift
A sinus lift is a surgical procedure which is performed in order to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw and may be required before getting dental implants on the upper jaw. If there is bone loss, the sinus has to be moved up in order to make space for a bone graft. Patients usually have to wait around 6 months for the bone graft to settle before the implants are implanted.
A sinus lift may be needed in cases where patients are planning to get dental implants on the upper jaw. If the jaw bone needs augmenting with a bone graft, it may be necessary to move the sinus up. Placing an implant with little bone support increases the risk of implant failure, but can also cause a perforation of the sinus membrane.
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