Sinus Grafting

The maxillary sinuses are hollow cavities at the roof of the upper jaw bone.

Sometimes their position prevents the placement of the ideal implant without sinus grafting. Sinus grafting can be done at the time of implant placement or sometimes is needed as a separate procedure. Prior to this treatment, a CAT Scan will be taken in the office of Raleigh Periodontics to get a three dimensional view of your jaw. This will aid in treatment planning of implant placement. Generally a small window is made above the upper jaw which allows a bone graft to be placed into the floor of the sinus creating the ideal site for a dental implant. Patients are made comfortable with sedation that best meets their specific situation.

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Osteotome Sinus Lift with Implant Placement

Sinus lift – Lateral Window

“When I required a dental implant a few years ago my dentist referred me to Dr Hamrick. I was completely satisfied with the treatment I received from the team at Raleigh Periodontics, especially when the extent that the procedure to be performed was explained and detailed. I felt completely at ease.”