60 - 120 minutes
What is the treatment?
The sinus lift procedure allows implants to be used as a replacement for maxillary molars. The procedure is performed by making a small window in the sinus above the roots of the maxillary (upper jaw) teeth.
The integrity of the membrane lining the sinus is not violated but instead is teased upward to form a small cavity or balloon like space that can be filled with bovine bone (BioOss). A period of six to nine months is required for this bone to consolidate after having formed a scaffold for natural bone replacement.
Our experience with this procedure at South Down Clinic is not only vast and longstanding; its use has been commonplace for many years. As this treatment relates to placing implants, there are two possibilities which your oral surgeon will discuss with you; Sinus lift with Immediate Implant Placement or Sinus lift and Delayed Implant Placement