Center for Invisalign, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry


Sinus Lift Procedure

Why Do I Need A Sinus Lift Procedure?

A Sinus Lift is often required as a first step when placing a dental implant in the back of your upper jaw. When upper back teeth are lost, bone in that area naturally shrinks or resorbs over time. Consequently, your sinuses expand to occupy the empty space where the bone used to be. Because there is insufficient bone available to securely place the dental implant, the sinuses must be lifted in order to create space for placing additional bone in that area. 

Where Does The Grafted Bone Come From?

For years, the grafted bone needed during a Sinus Lift procedure had to be taken from another part of your jaw or body, requiring additional surgery. Today, bone grafting materials such as Puros® Allografts may be used in place of your own bone, with no additional surgery required. During the healing process the graft material is intended to act as a scaffold and be replaced by your own new bone. 

What Are Puros Allografts? 

Puros Allografts are bone grafting materials made from donated bone particles that have been refined through the proprietary, multistepTutoplast sterilization process. This process assures the highest standard of safety and quality with minimal risk of disease transmission. The result is safe, biocompatible grafting material. For over 35 years, Tutoplast-processed grafts have been safely used in more than three million procedures.

A Sinus Lift is a process that assists your body in rehabilitating a delicate area by restoring lost bone with yor own natural bone. Techniques and materials used for this procedure have steadily improved over time, making the Sinus Lift one of the most successful and predictable  POTENTIAL BENEFITS MAY INCLUDE:


  • Reduced chance of damage to the sinuses during implant placement

  • Regrowth of your own new bone to restore lost bone

  • Creation of a suitable environment for implant placement 


Will a Sinus Lift Cause Future Sinus Problems? 

Sinus Lifts are common, routine procedures. When performed correctly, Sinus Lifts are not expected to affect your sinuses, breathing or allergies. 

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Arroyo Grande, CA 

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