Sinus Lifts FAQ

QUESTION: WHY CAN’T YOU JUST PLACE THE IMPLANT WITHOUT DOING A SINUS LIFT?

A: If an implant is placed into your sinus with no bone, the implant will have no support. A sinus augmentation is designed to help ensure that your implants are long-lasting, with ample strong and sturdy bone that will allow your new teeth to fit and function like natural teeth.

QUESTION: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?

A: If you have to have an open sinus lift it can take 4-6 months of healing before we can place the implants. If we can use the new closed/crestal sinus lift technique, then we can often place the implants at the same time that we do the sinus lift.

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