Bone Grafts and Sinus Lifts in Potts Point and Matraville

Why Bone Grafts are Essential for Dental Implants

At Haoey Dental, we understand that bone loss in the jaw can significantly impact your oral health and your ability to receive dental implants. If you’ve suffered from bone loss, a bone graft may be necessary before an implant can be placed. Both Dr. Ha and Dr. Oey are highly experienced in performing bone grafts, using the latest techniques and materials to restore the lost bone effectively.

Understanding Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a procedure that involves transplanting bone tissue to the jawbone. This process helps to rebuild the bone structure and provide a stable foundation for dental implants. Numerous varieties of bone grafts exist, such as:

  • Autografts: Bone grafted from a different bodily part.
  • Allografts: Bone obtained from a donor.
  • Xenografts: Bone that comes from another animal, generally a cow.
  • Alloplastic grafts: Synthetic bone substitutes.

Each type of graft has its advantages, and the choice depends on your specific needs and the extent of bone loss. Dr. Ha and Dr. Oey will assess your situation and recommend the most suitable option.

Sinus Lifts for Upper Jaw Implants

If bone loss has occurred in your upper jaw, particularly near the back, a sinus lift (or sinus augmentation) may be necessary. This procedure involves lifting the sinus membrane to make room for additional bone material. Our advanced ultrasonic equipment ensures that this delicate membrane is protected during the process, reducing the risk of complications. Additionally, our 8x magnification loupe allows us to perform the procedure with exceptional precision.

The Benefits of Bone Grafts and Sinus Lifts

  • Enhanced Stability: Bone grafts and sinus lifts provide a solid foundation for dental implants, ensuring their stability and longevity.
  • Improved Aesthetics: Restoring the bone structure helps maintain the natural contours of your face, preventing the sunken appearance often associated with bone loss.
  • Better Oral Health: These procedures can prevent further bone deterioration and support overall oral health.

The Procedure: What to Expect

The bone grafting and sinus lift procedures typically involve the following steps:

  1. Consultation: During your initial consultation, Dr. Ha or Dr. Oey will evaluate your oral health, review your medical history, and discuss your goals. This thorough evaluation aids in the development of an individualized treatment strategy.
  2. Preparation: Before the procedure, we ensure you are comfortable and well-informed about the process. Local anaesthesia or sedation may be used to minimise any discomfort.
  3. Grafting or Lifting: For bone grafting, the chosen graft material is carefully placed in the area of bone loss. In a sinus lift, the sinus membrane is gently lifted, and the bone material is inserted beneath it.
  4. Healing: After the procedure, the graft needs time to integrate with the existing bone. This healing period can take several months, depending on the extent of the graft and your individual healing capabilities.
  5. Implant Placement: Once the graft has healed and the bone is sufficiently strong, the dental implant can be placed. This involves inserting a titanium post into the jawbone, which will serve as the foundation for your new tooth.

Post-Procedure Care

Proper aftercare is crucial to the success of your bone graft or sinus lift. We provide detailed instructions on how to care for the surgical site, manage any discomfort, and maintain good oral hygiene. Regular follow-up visits allow us to monitor your progress and ensure optimal healing.

Why Choose Haoey Dental?

Choosing the right dental practice for your bone graft or sinus lift is essential for achieving the best results. At Haoey Dental, we pride ourselves on:

  • Expertise: Dr. Ha and Dr. Oey have extensive experience and specialised training in bone grafting and sinus lift procedures.
  • Advanced Technology: Our state-of-the-art equipment, including ultrasonic tools and high-magnification loupes, ensures precise and safe procedures.
  • Personalised Care: We tailor our treatments to meet your unique needs and goals, ensuring a comfortable and successful experience.
  • Convenient Locations: With practices in both Potts Point and Matraville, we are easily accessible to patients in the Sydney area.

Bone grafts and sinus lifts are crucial procedures for patients with significant bone loss who wish to receive dental implants. At Haoey Dental, our skilled team uses the latest techniques and technology to provide effective and safe treatments, helping you restore your oral health and achieve a confident smile. If you’re considering dental implants and may require a bone graft or sinus lift, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

For more information about our services or to book an appointment, visit our website or call our Potts Point or Matraville clinic. Let us help you achieve a healthier, brighter smile with our expert dental care.


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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