At times, a patient may need an implant but the bone height is just slightly insufficient for it. By judiciously tenting up the sinus, an implant can be placed without more extensive procedures.
Lateral Wall Sinus Elevation
When teeth are lost in the back of the upper jaw, the sinus “falls down” and leaves only a small plate of bone between the mouth and maxillary sinus. It is now possible to regrow the lost bone and create space for implants to be placed by creating a small window from inside the mouth.