Maxillary sinus ,loor augmentation procedure. A sinus lift is a surgery that will add bone to your upper jaw, the area of your premolars and your molars. A sinus lift is sometimes referred to as sinus augmentation. Bone will be added in between your jaw and your maxillary sinuses. In order to make room for the bone, the sinus membrane may be moved upward or lifted. A sinus lift is performed by a maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist.
WHAT IS THE SINUS LIFT USED FOR?
A sinus lift is performed when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw or the sinuses to hold dental implants. Here are some of the reasons sinus lifts are used.
• People who have lost teeth in their upper jaw may not have enough bone for implants to be placed back teeth molars. Bone loss may have happened because of periodontal gum disease.
• Tooth loss leads into bone loss, when teeth are absent bone starts to reabsorb back into the body. If teeth have been absent for a long enough period of time there may not be enough bone left for implants
• The maxillary sinus could be too close to the upper jaw for the placement of implants. The size and the shape of the sinuses will vary among individuals. Moreover, the sinus may become larger as you get older.
Sinus lifts procedure have been widespread over the past fifteen years this is largely due to the fact that more and more people are getting dental implants for missing teeth