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.