Dental implants are anchored into the bone that supports your teeth. In some cases there is not enough bone in the area and bone grafting material is needed before an implant can be placed.
Just above the bone supporting your upper teeth is a nasal cavity known as the "sinus cavity". If bone grafting material is needed in this area, then the lining of the sinus cavity must be gently lifted and bone material placed under this lining. This is known as a "sinus lift".
Sinus lift procedures are routinely done for upper implants and successfully provide enough bone to anchor them. This procedure is painless and can be performed under local anaesthesia at Alliance Dental Specialists. However, I.V. Sedation can be used if you prefer to sleep through the procedure.