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 with a procedure called a ‘sinus lift’ may need to be done. If you require these procedures, more information will be provided to you by your surgeon.
BONE GRAFTS AND SINUS LIFTS