Bone Graft and Sinus Lift For Dental Implants
In some cases, there may be insufficient bone to place an implant. In these circumstances there are techniques called bone grafting which will increase the height and/or width of jaw bone as required in order to place the implant.
The various techniques to achieve this will be discussed with you if you require this procedure. Confidental Clinic Clapham Junction, Battersea uses bone taken from your own mouth or bone mineral substitutes where appropriate.
When implants are required near the back of the jaw, there is often reduced available bone for the implants due to the sinuses. The maxillary sinus is a hollow cavity which is an air space in our skull. The sinuses often encroach on the bone where we would like to place implants. If the available bone to place an implant is too little, then the final implant would not be stable. In these situations, we may recommend a sinus lift is performed. This involves lifting the floor of the sinus and placing bone into the cavity to allow longer implants to be placed. The procedure would not affect the performance of the sinuses.
Our Implant dentists have extensive experience with sinus lift surgery and are currently using one of the latest techniques (see video below) which minimises any patient discomfort, and significantly reduces treatment times.