Bone Graft / Sinus Lift
The dental bone graft is an additional procedure that becomes necessary in some cases of dental implants. A bone graft is only called for when there is no sufficient jawbone to hold the dental implants steady.
The jawbone is designed to have sufficient bone in it since it is also what naturally holds the teeth. Unfortunately, the bone can be surprisingly vulnerable when faced with certain problems. For example, if you lose a tooth and neglect it for a long time, the gums may recede and there may be bone loss. Aside from that, some gum diseases also lead to bone loss. There are also natural cases wherein the lack of bone in the jaw area is an inborn trait. In such circumstances, bone grafting often becomes necessary.
A sinus lift is also known as sinus augmentation, which increases bone in the molar area. In most cases, individuals who have lost their teeth suffer from a smaller or narrower sinus cavity that doesn't leave any room or enough bone for implant insertion.
In most cases, the sinus lift procedure will be performed prior to a dental implant, but in some cases, both procedures may be performed at the same time. At its most basic description, a sinus lift adds bone to the upper jaw bone in the molar or pre molar areas in order to make it thicker.