So, you need dental implants, but your dentist tells you that you’ll need surgery first? What is a sinus lift and what does it have to do with dental implants? There are plenty of valid questions that come along with preparing for a sinus lift procedure. We answered some of the most common ones here, so you can relax and feel confident in preparing for your sinus lift.
What Is a Sinus Lift?
A sinus lift, sometimes called a sinus augmentation, is a surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the space between your molars and premolars, which is also the space between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or “lifted,” which gives the surgery its name. A sinus lift is usually done by a dental specialist like an oral maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist.