Grafting the Sinus Bone for Dental Implants

Sinus bone grafting: Creating bone for dental implants in back of upper jaw

A sinus graft is also known as a sinus lift or sinus augmentation. It is basically a procedure that is performed to reinforce the foundation, and build the missing bone located in the back of the upper jaw. This bone grafting procedure is performed so that a patient can be a candidate for successful dental implant placement.
If you’re considering having a sinus graft procedure, you may be wondering what to expect. Here are three facts to help you understand this dental implant procedure.

Why Is Sinus Grafting Needed?

Sinus grafting is an advanced dental bone grafting, which may be required to prepare a patient’s upper jaw for dental implants. This procedure is done if the sinuses expand into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The procedure “lifts” the sinuses away from the jaw to create space for bone to grow, and the space is then filled with bone graft material, which will eventually support the implants.

Where Will The Graft Material Come From?

The graft material can be sourced from a variety of places like a tissue back, from cadavers or bovine sources. Another option is to use graft material made of synthetic bones. This reduces cost and eliminates the need for the patient to undergo additional surgical procedures to source graft material.

How Much Does Sinus Grafting Cost?

Generally, there are two types of sinus lift procedures, which can be performed separately or along with implant placement, dependant on your individual situation. Type and amount of bone graft material required is also a significant factor. Please contact our experienced dental implants Melbourne dentist to find out more about the cost of dental implants.

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