Sinus Lift Surgery in Huntington Beach, California
Also known as sinus augmentation, a sinus lift is a type of maxillofacial surgery that makes it easier to place dental implants. A sinus lift becomes necessary when a patient needs dental implants but, due to bone loss, doesn’t have the necessary jawbone left to support them. A sinus lift adds bone in the upper jaw back. To make room, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward or “lifted,” hence the name.
Unresolved sinus issues can cause your sinus cavity to change shape or increase in size. This makes several dental treatments difficult, including placing implants or extracting damaged teeth.
CBCT technology helps us map the boundaries of the sinus cavity. A sinus lift can then be performed to build enough bone into the sinus cavity to support dental implants.
Sinus lift is becoming a common procedure to give those a chance for implants. With latest technology this surgery can be done more efficiently and accurately than ever.
Most of the time a sinus lift and implant placement can be done in the same appointment. Effectively shortening the healing time.