Sinus Augmentation

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A sinus augmentation can raise the sinus floor and allow healthy bone formation. This is crucial if bone has been lost from periodontal disease or trauma. Without a solid amount of jawbone, it will be difficult to have a long-lasting implant attached to restore the complete function of a tooth.

What are sinus augmentation procedures like?

  • A tiny opening is commonly made near the upper premolar or molar region, in effort to uncover the jawbone.
  • The membrane lining the sinus on the other side of the incision is pushed upward.
  • The opening is shut after the primary space is filled with bone graft material.
  • The procedure may use bone from your own body or a cadaver.
  • Implants are typically placed after healing.

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