Sinus lift - 01-05-2009

Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Where teeth have been lost at the back of the upper jaw, there is often inadequate bone into which implants can be placed. This results from the presence of sinus airspace, which lies directly above the roots of the upper back teeth. This space expands downwards when teeth are lost, often leading to only a thin wafer of bone remaining where the back teeth were. This is inadequate to anchor implants predictably.

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