A sinus lift, in name alone, sounds like a traumatic procedure that nobody would want to undergo under any circumstance. Read and explore more:
Sinus augmentation is an important procedure for patients who want to support dental implants but don’t have enough healthy bone. More commonly called a sinus lift, it is necessary in cases where tooth loss has led to bone shrinkage and an enlarged sinus cavity.
Before you have this procedure number of diagnostic tests is done that include dental x-rays and a CT scan. This will show precisely where the need to add the additional bone is and it also helps pinpoint where other important structures in your jawbone are located such as nerves and blood vessels. The actual bone used during surgery is likely to be artificial and will contain special growth proteins designed to stimulate your body to produce more bone.
The elevation lifts the sinus floor and a bone graft, adds more density for successful implant placement and retention. The extra bone material is used to fill in the sinus cavity. Your implant dentist will either extract your own bone or use tissue from animals, human cadavers or synthetic material.