Bone in the upper jaw of patients who have lost most of their teeth or all their teeth on their upper jaw tends to resorb through the years. This allows the maxillary sinus, which is located right above the jaw, to expand where there was once bone. Sometimes, there is nothing more than a thin layer of bone to separate the sinus from the mouth.
In these cases, it is suitable to carry out a sinus lift to prepare the patient’s jaw to connect one or several dental implants. This procedure makes it possible to clear the sinus to carry out then a bone graft to add volume to the jaw. When the area has healed and the bone graft has been integrated, the patient can get his implants!