For any dental implant to be successful it is essential to have a
sound bone structure. Sometimes when teeth are removed from
the back region of the upper jaw, there is not enough bone volume
for implant placement. A surgical procedure called Sinus Lift
Surgery is performed to create more room for implant placement.
The surgeon makes a small incision in the gums and bone to
create a “ bony window (sort of like a cut out) and bone graft
material is packed into this space and secured together by a
“membrane’ to lift the floor of the sinus cavity upwards. The incision is then closed with stitches and healing of the bone is
allowed to take place for a few months.