SOLUTION FOR NOT ENOUGH BONE FOR UPPER JAW DENTAL IMPLANTS
Sinus Lift Surgery (aka. Sinus Augmentation) procedure predictably regenerates bone to allow upper jaw dental implants to be placed when there is not enough. A sinus lift may be required for a:
SINUS LIFT AUGMENTATION SURGERY
What is a Sinus Lift Graft Procedure?
DIFFERENT TYPES OF SINUS LIFTS
1. INTERNAL SINUS LIFT (AKA. SUMMER'S TECHNIQUE)
The internal sinus lift procedure lift allows the bone height to be increased through a vertical internal opening created in the bone and adding bone through the opening and a dental implant is inserted at the same time.
Indirect Sinus Lift (Summer’s Technique) can be completed when there is more than 5-7 mm of residual bone height present.
2. EXTERNAL SINUS LIFT (AKA. LATERAL WINDOW SINUS LIFT TECHNIQUE)
A lateral window sinus lift allows the bone height to be increased through an oval external opening created in the bone and adding bone through the opening and a dental implant can be inserted at the same given the correct conditions.
Lateral Window Sinus Lift can be completed when there is less than 5 mm of residual bone height present.
IMPLANT PLACEMENT IMMEDIATELY WITH SINUS LIFT
With careful 3D Digital Planning, dental implants can be placed at the same time the sinus lift surgery is done. There is a certain amount of existing bone that is needed to be able to complete the two procedures together and it can easily be determined by a 3D x-ray called CBCT.
Internal Sinus Lift + Immediate Implant
External Sinus Lift + Immediate Implant
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BONE GRAFT MATERIAL
There are four main types of bone grafts that will be chosen based on grafting situation:
Autograft – bone used from the patient’s own body.
Allograft – bone from a genetically similar organism
Xenograft – bone from a genetically dissimilar organism
Synthetic – a synthetic biocompatible material
The type of bone graft that will be chosen will depend on the situation, and on the amount of bone required.