If you do not have adequate bone to hold one or more dental implants in the upper jaw, a sinus lift procedure may be recommended. By separating the delicate membrane from the floor of the maxillary sinus above the upper molars and premolars, a bone graft can be inserted. In typically six to nine months, adequate bone volume and density develops to allow implants to be placed.
When a patient needs this procedure to achieve their implant treatment goals, our oral maxillofacial surgeons, in Tampa and Lakeland, Florida, do a complete diagnostic workup involving 3D cone beam imaging prior to planning and performing the procedure. At The Tampa Bay Institute of Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, sinus lifts are often performed under IV conscious sedation for optimal comfort.
If you have been told you need a sinus lift in order to have implant treatment, put your diagnosis and treatment in the hands our expert specialists who perform hundreds of sinus lifts a year. This will ensure optimal results. We offer complimentary a first or second-opinion consultation appointment. Contact us today!