What are Sinus Lifts?

A sinus lift is a surgical treatment used to enhance the quantity of bone in the maxilla to facilitate a future procedure or to restore the sinus to a normal condition. This procedure involves adding bone to the upper row of teeth, specifically to the area where the upper molars are housed.

Why Would I Need a Sinus Lift?

Your sinuses are empty, air-filled spaces on either side of your nose. Immediately below them is a fragile area of the jawbone which contains your upper molars. Since this area is already thin, losing bone here could make it very difficult to perform a dental implant procedure. Therefore, sinus lifts aim to reinforce the bone in this location to prevent further bone loss and make it a strong enough structure to sustain an implant.

What Makes Me a Good Candidate for a Sinus Lift?

Several dental situations might make a sinus lift necessary. You might be a good candidate for this condition if:

  • You are missing one or more teeth in your upper jaw
  • Have lost a significant amount of bone
  • Have lost all of your natural teeth

Do You Want to Learn More About Sinus Lifts in San Jose, CA?

The Center for Advanced Dentistry team is equipped with the most advanced equipment, highly skilled experts, and a variety of sedation options to make your next procedure a success. If you think you could benefit from a sinus lift, give us a call today to learn more!

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