A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure designed to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw, specifically in the area of the molars and premolars. This procedure is often recommended when there isn’t enough bone height in the upper jaw or when the sinuses are too close to the jaw for dental implants to be placed.
Several factors can lead to bone loss in the upper jaw, including:
During a sinus lift, a small incision is made to expose the bone. A tiny opening is then created, and the sinus membrane is gently pushed upward. Bone graft material is then added to augment the sinus floor, providing a stable foundation for future dental implants.