A sinus grafting treatment may be necessary for patients getting upper arch implants, where a tooth has been missing for an extended period of time. Bone loss may be prevalent which causes the sinus pocket to drop, making implant placement difficult. Sinus grafting allows for the sinus wall to be lifted up so bone can be placed for dental implants.
Is sinus grafting necessary?
Sinus grafting is only necessary if a patient’s sinus pockets drop too low, creating complications with implant placement on the upper arch. If you are interested in getting implants in your upper arch where a tooth has been missing for years, schedule an implant consultation to see if sinus grafting will be necessary for you.