Sinus Lift

A sinus lift is a bone grafting technique that is used in preparation for dental implants in the upper jaw. Sinus lifts are typically needed when molars in the upper jaw have been missing for a period of time and not enough bone is present for a dental implant. In this situation, bone grafting material is placed underneath the sinus cavity to "lift" the maxillary sinus cavity. After healing, a 3D x-ray is taken and analyzed to ensure adequate bone is present for dental implants.