of posterior teeth may result in excessive forces being placed on your remaining
teeth. Fortunately, the use of
dental implants and crowns allow you to replace these missing teeth. However, the position of the sinus in
the upper posterior areas may be too low for proper placement of dental
simple procedure allows the sinus floor to be repositioned, creating enough
space to properly place an implant.
Various grafting materials are used to encourage your bone to grow more
quickly into the area, helping to stabilize the dental implant. Replace with
your own bone in this area the grafting material as it grows into the
certain conditions, an even simpler procedure can be utilized. When possible, the bone remaining under
the sinus floor is gently “pushed up”, thus lifting the floor of the “dropped”
sinus. Bone replacement materials
are then placed beneath this lifted bone.
Once again the bone materials are replaced as your body grow new bone
into this area.
augmentation procedures are highly predictable, with studies reporting over 95%
success. Following sufficient
healing of a sinus augmentation (6-10 months), implants are placed in a
predictable and successful manner.
It is important to realize that if the sinus augmentation procedure does
not result in enough bone for implant placement, additional bone may be
regenerated through a second sinus augmentation procedure at the time of implant