Bone Building / Sinus lift
As we grow older, the sinus grows, creating a loss of bone left between the floor of the sinus and the top of the ridge.
The bone building can, if a small bone loss, be made at the same time as the dental implant, or, if a larger bone loss, before the dental implant. Today we use mostly Bio-Oss as bone building material.
A “Sinus Augmentation” is a more advanced procedure, whereby we cut a window into the bony cheek side wall of the sinus. Once this is done, the dentist will gently lift the sinus membrane off the sinus floor, until a bone graft can be placed under the lifted membrane. This bone graft will then turn into artificial bone in a timespan of 6-24 months.
A bone augmentation is usually done for bigger lifts and a sinus lift procedure for smaller lifts.