What Is a Sinus Lift?
Sinus floor augmentation procedure (sometimes known informally as a sinus-lift or sinus procedure) is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Sargon Lazarof, Los Angeles sinus lift augmentation specialist. Dr. Lazarof increases the amount of bone in the posterior maxilla, or upper jaw bone of dental implant patients in a state of art office in Encino, California.
How Does the Dentist Perform a Sinus Lift?
The sinus lift can be done in the dentist office under local anesthesia. This procedure involves the dentist making an incision inside the patient’s mouth to expose the lateral bone wall of the sinus. Once this sinus bone is exposed, the dentist can add the bone graft into a window that is created by the dentist. This graft material may be harvested from the patient’s tissue or synthetic material.
The purpose is to strengthen the sinus floor by stimulating the native bone growth. Eventually the grafted bone will be completely replaced by the native bone. This process takes approximately three to six months. Once the sinus floor is augmented and strong enough the dentist will be able to continue with the next phase of reconstruction, which in some cases may be dental implants. Dr. Sargon Lazarof increases the amount of bone in the posterior maxilla, or upper jaw bone of dental implants patients in state of art office in Encino, California.
Dental implants insertion is most common reason of wanting a greater volume of bone in the posterior maxilla. Dr. Sargon Lazarof immediate dental implants is the First approved FDA dental implants for Immediate Tooth Replacement.
Why Is a Sinus Lift Needed?
Dental implant insertion is the most common reason for needing a greater volume of bone in the posterior maxilla (upper jaw bone). However, there may be other reconstruction treatments that require a sinus lift. Dr. Sargon Lazarof’s immediate dental implant is the first approved FDA dental implants for Immediate Tooth Replacement.