Sinus Lift Surgery


 

A maxillary sinus floor augmentation procedure (sometimes known informally as a sinus-lift or

sinus procedure) is a surgical procedure performed by an appropriately trained dentist or dental

specialist to increase the amount of bone in the posterior maxilla, or upper jaw bone.



While there may be a number of reasons for wanting a greater volume of bone in the posterior maxilla, the most common

reason in contemporary dental treatment planning is to prepare the site for the future placement of dental implants.


Sinus augmentation (sinus lift) is performed when the floor of the sinus is too close to an area where dental implants are to

be placed. This procedure is performed to ensure a secure place for the implants while protecting the sinus. Lowering of the

sinus can be caused by: Long-term tooth loss without the required treatment, periodontal disease, trauma