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It is quite common to have a sinus positioned at a lower level as the tooth is progressively further back in the mouth. The goal of this procedure is to minimally lift the Schneiderian membrane off the sinus cavity floor with the addition of a particulate bone graft in order to successfully place an implant.
Approximately 1-2 days. Every patient differs on level of discomfort.
If a tooth has been missing for many years, the sinus cavity will drop significantly, requiring a larger sinus elevation through a window of bone in the cheek. A large particulate bone graft will be added. Your dental provider will decide whether an implant may be placed simultaneously or following 6 months healing.
Approximately 2-3 days. Every patient differs on level of discomfort.
A small window is created in the bone and reflected for access into the sinus cavity.
The sinus membrane is carefully reflected off of the bony sinus floor. The addition of bone graft has begun.
Bone graft is added to fill the sinus cavity and will keep the membrane in an elevated position.
The bone will heal for 6 months to become dense.
An implant is placed and will heal for 3 months prior to placement of a crown by your general dentist.