Why you may need a Sinus Augmentation?
You are likely to need a Sinus Augmentation if you are having implant work done. The implant is an artificial tooth root attached to the jaw bone. For the implant procedure to be successful, the quality and quantity of jaw bone is important. If the bone has been lost due to injury or periodontal disease, a sinus augmentation can raise the sinus floor to allow for new bone formation.
What happens when you have a Sinus Augmentation?
Your dentist will carefully make a tiny incision near the upper premolar or molar region to expose the jawbone.
A small opening is cut into the bone and the membrane lining the sinus on the other side of the opening is gently pushed upwards.
The underlying space is filled with bone graft material and the incision is closed.
Your dentist will give you the option of using bone graft from your own bones, from a cadaver or synthetic materials.
The implants are placed after healing has occurred and will have a higher success rate following a sinus augmentation procedure.