Bone Grafts and Sinus Lifts

If you have suffered bone loss you may need a bone graft before the implant can be inserted. Both Dr Ha and Dr Oey have a great deal of experience in the procedure and with the latest techniques and materials at their disposal, they can often restore most of the loss.

If the loss is in your upper jaw the procedure is known as a sinus lift or sinus augmentation. To make room for the extra bone, the sinus membrane at the back of the nose has to be moved upward or ‘lifted’. Our cutting-edge ultrasonic equipment protects this delicate membrane during the procedure and our 8x magnification loupe allows us to work with absolute precision.


Bone needs to be stimulated to maintain its mass and density. Normally, the roots of the teeth stimulate the bone as we chew. When we lose a tooth we also lose the stimulation and bone is lost over a period of years, most rapidly in the first 12 months.
In most cases we can use surgical bone grafts to regenerate or re-grow most of the bone that has been lost. This is usually enough to provide a secure anchor point for one or more implants.
During a bone graft or sinus lift particles of bone-graft material are packed into place. It will generally take between four and nine months for the grafted material to integrate with the bone. The time taken for healing depends to a large extent on the amount of graft material we need to use. We will discuss the possible time frame at your first appointment and then carefully monitor healing until we are confident your implant will have the best chance of success.
We will create a partial, temporary denture so that the gap will be imperceptible.

We are trained dentists and are happy to discuss your options, cost and the results you can look forward to.

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