Have you ever been told that you don’t have enough bone for implants because of your sinuses or that you need a sinus lift for getting dental implants? Although it sounds alarming, sinus lift is a relatively minor procedure which can now be done with minimally-invasive techniques with faster recovery and less complications.
In our last episode, we talked about how to prevent sinus perforations during dental implant placement, which can happen if there is insufficient height of bone due to sinus proximity and poor planning. A reliable and long-standing solution to bone deficiency in the back of the upper jaw bone has been the sinus lift bone grafting. Does it work? Absolutely. And is it predictable? Yes. But it is considered a moderately invasive surgical technique and if it is not done correctly can lead to complications including sinus infections. So, how can we create sufficient height of bone for support of dental implants and do it with less complications and quicker recovery for patients? Today we’ll visit a new and remarkable minimally-invasive technique to do just that.