A sinus graft (or augmentation) is a surgery that adds bone into your upper to help retain implants.
Some patients do not have enough bone for their proposed implants and need a small amount adding. This is usually at the back of your upper jaw where a patient has lost their molar teeth and the sinus is close to this area. This would be undertaken by our Implantologist Nigel Kirk.
When is a sinus lift required?
If you do not have enough bone height in your upper jaw for implants you will require a sinus graft to increase the amount of bone.
The main reasons you may require a sinus graft are:
Sinus lifts are a common procedure as an adjunct to dental implants and provide a predictable long-term solution for patients who would otherwise be unsuitable for them.
What does a sinus lift involve?
The steps for sinus lift surgery are:
Sometimes this needs to be left for a number of months to allow it to heal before we place your implants. Sometimes we can place your implants on the same appointment, this depends on the individual case.
If you have an emergency contact the practice on 01904 653 284 and our team will help you. Out of hours during weekends and weekday evenings we operate an emergency on call system, and you will be directed to the appropriate care.