Dental implants need to be a particular length and diameter to provide support for the your replacement teeth (crown, bridge, denture). ‘Bone grafting’ is an additional procedure and may need to be done prior to implant placement, or perhaps at the same time to allow an implant to be placed in a more favourable position. Implants that are placed in the upper jaw may lie in close proximity to the maxillary sinus. If there is insufficient bone then augmentation is required. A procedure called a ‘sinus lift’ needs to be done. This can be done through the hole created during implant placement, or a more involved procedure where a window is opened from the side of the sinus and bone placed beneath the sinus membrane. If you require these procedures, more information will be provided to you by your surgeon.
BONE GRAFTS AND SINUS LIFTS