A procedure that is also referred to as “sinus lift” is a commonly used method for growing bone in upper jaw (maxilla) in the area of the posterior premolar and molar teeth.  When these teeth are lost or removed, the bone that is left behind is usually inadequate to support dental implants.

A panoramic X-ray or 3-D CT scan are taken to study the anatomy of the upper jaw and sinuses.   Once this information is analyzed a treatment plan is developed, and the right approach for your specific case is recommended.

* The method that is used to grow bone in this area is very technique sensitive, and should only be attempted by highly trained dental surgeons.