Sinus lift surgery adds bone to your upper jaw where your molars and premolars are located. This is also called the sinus augmentation area. This bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses. The bone that we use during the surgery will either be one of your own bones or one from a cow.
In order to make room for the bone, the sinus membrane must be lifted first, which is why it is called a sinus lift surgery.
There are many reasons to have this surgery done. People who struggle with gum disease may need it. Others have the surgery done because they need an implant and do not have enough room for the implant to be placed. People who suffered from tooth loss that led to bone loss may need to have a sinus lift. There are other reasons, but these are the most common.
Our trusted and qualified staff loves helping you get the results you want. To do this, we will perform X-rays prior to surgery so that we know exactly what is needed. We will be happy to discuss the surgery, recovery, and any other concerns you may have.
We know how scary surgery can be, so be sure to ask us any questions you have. We want you to be comfortable prior to the procedure.
If you want to learn more about sinus lift surgery, contact us today at (718) 343-5353.