Sinus augmentation is a dental procedure that is conducted to raise the sinus floor and allow new bone formation if a dental bone is lost due to onset of periodontal infections or injury. It is applied to ensure that dental implants are of high quality, long-lasting and strong enough to restore the functions of a tooth or jaw area.
How sinus Augmentation is done
A tiny incision is made near the molar or premolar region to expose the jawbone. The bone is cut to give a small opening while the sinus membrane lining in the opposite side of the small opening is pushed up gently. The underlying space is then filled with bone graft material and the incision is closed. The bone graft material used for the procedure may be harvested from your body or obtained from a cadaver. In other cases, Lake Elsinore dentists use synthetic materials that stimulate bone formation. Dental implants are placed once sinus augmentation heals.