Common Questions about Sinus Lifts

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.