WHAT IS THE SINUS AND WHAT ROLE DOES IT PERFORM?
The sinus is an air cavity above the upper jaw and next to the nose. It filters the air and helps our breathing, letting cleaner and warmer air into the lungs.
Lifting the lower part of the membrane that covers the sinus requires a surgical procedure which is recommended when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw to accept dental implants. By raising the sinus, we create space to insert bone graft which will increase the bone in the area so that we can later place dental implants.
SINUS LIFTING AND DENTAL IMPLANTS
The sinus lift is the ideal solution for cases where we need to increase the amount of bone in the posterior upper jaw. Dental implants that will be placed there must not affect the membrane nor the living space of the sinus. By lifting the membrane and placing bone grafts, we are able to gain more width and height in bone and ensure the successful placement of dental implants.
The quality and type of bone graft that will be placed, as well as the surgical approach that will be performed, are crucial for the successful bone regeneration in the sinus. This is a delicate operation that requires experience and knowledge on the part of the surgeon