Sinus augmentation is sometimes referred to us a sinus lift. This type of dental procedure or technique is most commonly associated with the placement of dental implants. For example, the maxillary sinuses that are located in the top portion of the upper jaw just behind the cheeks may require a special type of procedure. The back of the upper jaw in most cases will have less bone than the lower jaw. Keeping this simple fact in mind it's important to understand that sinus augmentation is critical when teeth are lost in an area where jaw bone is limited.
When dental implants are required, a sinus augmentation allows for bone to be added between the jaw and the maxillary sinuses. This is the very essence of sinus augmentation and is highly effective in assisting with dental implant placement. The procedure itself is typically performed in the upper jaw near the location of the molars. The sinuses are effectively lifted to make room for added bone. A sinus lift or sinus augmentation is often used when bone is lost because of periodontal disease. This is also frequently used when the sinuses are simply too close to each other. It is a proven type of dental procedure that is considered highly effective in nature. Contact your Pewaukee dentist, Dr. Hamedi at Healthy Smiles Dental Care today to learn more.