When is a Sinus Lift Procedure Necessary?
Learn more about our Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Sinus Lift Procedures below…
There are two forms of sinus lift procedures. The form that you receive depends upon the patient’s individual needs and the amount of bone that is present.
Before the procedure begins, a local anesthetic is administered to numb the site. In one form of the sinus lift procedure, the doctor will create a small opening in the bone to access the sinus cavity. Using a small instrument, the doctor will gently lift the sinus into a more favorable position. This will help to encourage natural bone growth to fill the space created, but a bone grafting material is often placed beneath the newly raised sinus cavity along the existing bone. The grafting material will then mesh with your existing bone, thus creating more bone.
A second form of the sinus lift procedure involves gaining access to the sinus cavity through an opening created in the bone. Bone will be grafted to the floor of the sinus to increase the bone height. The sinus is not actually lifted in this case, but rather filled in a bit to increase the bone to a proper thickness that can support an implant.