Sinus Lift

Sinus lift, sinus graft or sinus floor augmentation is an invasive surgical procedure that is used to increase the amount of bone in the upper jawbone. This involves separating the delicate membrane from the floor of the maxillary sinus above the upper jaw in order to insert a bone graft and make the jawbone thick enough to support an implant. This procedure  is done when there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed.

If you have lost your natural teeth through decay, gum (periodontal) disease, or through a traumatic injury, the toothless area will lose height and width of bone, causing the floor of the maxillary sinus to become lower, leading to loss of bone volume.

Bone volume is a necessity when a patient is undergoing dental implant procedures, because dental implants must integrate into the bone in order to successfully hold permanent teeth. A sinus graft simply grafts additional bone to the floor of the maxillary sinus. This results in additional bone to support one or more dental implants. Without a sinus graft procedure, the floor of the maxillary sinus may be too close to the area of implant placement, and the sinuses will not be adequately protected as a result.

You may be a candidate for sinus graft surgery if you have more than one missing tooth in the posterior portion of the maxilla, or if you have lost significant portions of your bony maxilla. This may occur from decay or periodontal disease, or the missing teeth may be the result of a genetic problem or of a birth defect.

Sinus Lift Cost in Mexico round between $400 and $800 USD depending each case