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Sinus Lift Surgery Paradise Valley

Enhance Your Dental Implant Success with Expert Sinus Lift Procedures

Are you considering dental implants but worried about insufficient bone in your upper jaw?

Sinus lift surgery can prepare your jaw for implants by enhancing the bone density in your sinus area. This crucial step ensures a strong foundation for your new teeth.

Imagine enjoying the full benefits of dental implants—improved oral health, enhanced comfort, and a confident, beautiful smile. Our state-of-the-art sinus lift procedures make this possible, even for patients who have experienced significant bone loss.

Don’t wait to reclaim your smile’s potential. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Dan Rodda and take the first step towards a lasting dental transformation. See below for more information

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Understanding Sinus Lift Surgery: Enhancing Your Dental Foundation

A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure that is often necessary before placing dental implants in the upper jaw. The goal of this procedure is to increase the amount of bone in the premolar and molar areas of the jaw, ensuring that implants have a solid foundation. This is achieved by lifting the sinus membrane and placing bone graft material in the space created.

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Reasons for a Sinus Lift:

  • Insufficient Bone Height: After tooth loss, bone resorption can leave the upper jaw without sufficient bone to securely hold dental implants.
  • Close Proximity of Sinus Cavities: In some individuals, the sinus cavities may be naturally larger or unusually close to the jaw, reducing the available bone for implants.
  • Bone Loss Due to Periodontal Disease: Gum disease can lead to deterioration and loss of bone, necessitating a sinus lift for implant placement.


By lifting the sinus floor and grafting new bone into the posterior maxilla, sinus lift surgery offers a viable solution for patients who otherwise might not be candidates for dental implants due to inadequate bone structure. This procedure not only facilitates implant placement but also contributes to the long-term success and stability of the implants.


Step-by-Step Guide to the Sinus Lift Procedure


Sinus lift surgery is a delicate process that involves several critical steps to ensure the successful placement of dental implants. Here’s how Dr. Dan Rodda and our team at Complete Dental Care approach this vital treatment:

  1. Preparation and Anesthesia:

    • Consultation and Imaging: Prior to the procedure, detailed imaging (such as X-rays or CT scans) is done to evaluate the anatomy of your sinuses and jawbone.
    • Anesthesia Options: Depending on the complexity of the surgery and patient comfort, local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia may be used.

2. Accessing the Sinus:

    • Incision: An incision is made in the gum tissue where the back teeth once were, exposing the bone.
    • Creating a Window: Two primary techniques are used to access the sinus:
      • Lateral Window Technique: This traditional method involves creating a small window in the bone to access the sinus membrane directly.
      • Osteotome Technique: Less invasive than the lateral window, this method uses instruments to gently tap the sinus floor upward through the existing bone.

3. Lifting the Sinus Membrane:

  • Carefully, the sinus membrane is lifted away from the jawbone, creating a space for the bone graft material.


4. Placing the Bone Graft:

  • Bone Graft Material: A variety of materials can be used for the graft, such as synthetic, allograft, or autograft.
  • Filling the Space: The prepared bone graft material is then meticulously packed into the space where the sinus was lifted.


5. Closing the Site:

  • After the bone graft is in place, the gum tissue is stitched back together.
  • The site is allowed to heal, with the bone graft integrating with the bone of the jaw over several months.
Sinus Lift Surgery - Adding new bone. 3D illustration

Benefits of a Sinus Lift

Empowering Your Dental Health and Implant Success

A sinus lift surgery is more than just a preparatory procedure for dental implants; it holds significant benefits that enhance overall dental health:

  • Increased Bone Volume: The primary benefit of a sinus lift is the increased bone height and density in the upper jaw, which is crucial for the support and stability of dental implants.
  • Improved Implant Success: By providing a solid foundation, a sinus lift significantly increases the likelihood of successful implant integration and longevity.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: A sinus lift can help improve facial structure and aesthetics by supporting the contours of the face, preventing the sunken appearance often associated with tooth loss.
  • Long-term Oral Health Benefits: With a stronger jawbone, patients experience improved overall oral health and functionality.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sinus Lift Surgery

  • Pre-Procedure Consultation: You will undergo a detailed examination, including imaging like X-rays or CT scans, to evaluate your sinus health and jawbone.
  • Preparation Guidelines: Depending on the anesthesia to be used, you may be asked to fast for several hours before the surgery or arrange for someone to drive you home.

The procedure involves making an incision in the gum tissue, lifting the sinus membrane, and placing a bone graft. Depending on the approach, either a lateral window or an osteotome technique is used.


See the videso above for a detailed explaination.

Immediate Aftercare: You might experience swelling, bleeding, or discomfort, which are normal and manageable with medications.


Long-term Healing: Bone graft healing typically takes several months, during which you'll have follow-up visits to monitor progress.

While complications are rare, potential risks include sinus membrane perforation, infection, and graft failure. These are diligently managed with skilled surgical techniques and strict post-operative protocols.

The cost for a single tooth bone graft can vary significantly depending on factors such as material used for the grafted area and complexity of the procedure itself.

The timing can vary based on individual healing rates and the type of bone graft used, but generally, implants can be placed 4 to 9 months after a sinus lift.

  • Contact our office immediately if you experience excessive bleeding, severe pain, or signs of infection, such as fever or unusual discharge.
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