Dr. Andrew Skigen
What is a Sinus Lift | Oral Surgery | Amelia Island, FL
It may be suggested that you need a sinus lift before your dental implant procedure. This is needed to improve the strength and security of the implant. But what is a sinus lift and how is it performed?
Sinus lift surgery allows the upper back jaw to hold a dental implant securely. The back upper jaw is the area under your sinus cavity. Sinus lift surgery involves peeling back the gums, pushing a small area of bone higher up into the sinus cavity, and filling the space with bone from another part of your body or a bone substitute. You will likely wait several months to a year for the new bone to heal and develop before it is ready for a dental implant. Sometimes, a dental implant is placed during the same procedure.
Check out the video for a quick understanding of the surgery!
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