Sinus Lift

A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw, particularly in the area of the molars and premolars. This procedure is often required before the placement of dental implants when the bone in this area is too thin to support an implant. Dr. Brandon Kang specializes in sinus lift procedures to prepare our patients for successful dental implantation.

Why is a Sinus Lift Needed?
The need for a sinus lift arises in several situations:

  • Bone Loss: Due to periodontal disease, tooth loss or aging.
  • Large Sinuses: Naturally large sinuses can limit the amount of available bone for implants.
  • Sinus Proximity: In some individuals, the sinuses are too close to the upper jaw for implants to be placed without additional bone.

The Sinus Lift Procedure
The sinus lift procedure involves the following steps:

  • Consultation and Planning: Our oral surgeon and team evaluate your oral health and use imaging to plan the procedure.
  • Surgical Technique: A small incision is made in the gum to expose the bone, and a small opening is made. The sinus membrane is then lifted, and bone graft material is inserted into the space created.
  • Healing and Bone Integration: The graft material integrates with the bone over several months, providing a sturdy foundation for implants.

Post-Operative Care
Following a sinus lift, patients may experience:

  • Swelling and discomfort, which can be managed with medications.
  • Instructions on nasal hygiene and activities to avoid while healing.

Choose Us for Your Sinus Lift
We are dedicated to ensuring that your sinus lift procedure in Martinez and Oakland, California, is successful and comfortable. If you have been told you need a sinus lift before getting dental implants, contact our office. We are committed to providing expert care and guidance throughout your dental health journey.

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