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Sinus Elevation Procedures


The maxillary sinus is an air cavity located within the upper jawbone. The sinus naturally droops down around tooth roots in the premolar and molar areas. If these teeth are lost due to cavities or periodontal disease they can be replaced with dental implants. During evaluation, a radiograph is obtained to determine the dimensions of existing bone height below the maxillary sinus. If bone height is insufficient (usually <6mm) to allow for placement of a dental implant, a sinus elevation procedure is necessary. Each patient is different, and the doctors will evaluate whether sinus elevation can be completed prior to or at the same time of implant placement.

Before Sinus Elevation

After Sinus Elevation

After Implant & Crown Placement

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