The posterior maxilla, a portion of the upper jaw often needs to be strengthened before a dental implant can be placed. The procedure known as a sinus lift or sinus augmentation can significantly improve your dental health by thickening the bone in the upper arch at the back of the mouth, providing additional support for implants.
The procedure lifts the sinus cavity, creating the depth required for implant fitting. This entails placing bone grafting material and blocks to encourage new bone formation. Following the procedure, you will need several months to heal before you can have the implants placed.
With this procedure, even those who may have previously been unsuitable for implants can benefit from a restored bite and long-term solution to missing or failing teeth.
When a tooth is lost, the bone around the area can begin to shrink away due to the lack of use of the area. If you wait too long after losing a tooth, you may need a sinus lift to make inserting an implant feasible.
Periodontal disease can damage not only the tooth and the gum but also the jawbone making it too weak to support a dental implant and you may require a sinus lift.
The cost of the procedure starts from £500 and may scale depending on your exact requirements.
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