A photo of a sinus lift surgery

A sinus lift is a surgery performed in a dental clinic that adds bone to your upper jaw. The bone is added between a patient’s jaw and the maxillary sinuses. The sinus membrane has to be lifted to make room for the bone. You can receive this surgery at our Doral dental clinic. It could be either an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist.

 

When does a dentist perform this procedure? Sometimes there is not enough space between the jaw and the sinus to place a dental implant. This can be caused by a loss of teeth in the upper jaw, periodontal disease and natural maxillary sinus position and size. As dental implants have become the common remedy to replacing missing teeth, dentists have had to find a way to minimize the gap between sinus and jaw.