Sinus Lift and Bone Grafting

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If dentists have told you that you have weak sinuses or insufficient jawbone density to support implants, we can help.

Bone grafting and sinus lifts can promote jawbone regrowth and reinforce the sinuses – making it possible for you to receive potentially life-changing dental implants.

You’ll also notice a visibly rejuvenated and more defined appearance as the process returns vital support to the cheeks, chin and lower face.

West Dental’s expert implantology team, led by Dr Pritpal Singh, carries bone grafting and sinus lift procedures.


Bone Grafting

When periodontal disease or missing teeth leave the upper or lower jaw bone is too weak to accept dental implants, bone grafting lends vital reinforcement.

Our team will take a tiny sample of jawbone from elsewhere in the body and graft it to the affected area. Over time, the sample fuses to the site and stimulates regrowth, allowing us to go ahead with implant surgery.

The procedure enjoys an excellent success rate and in many cases, we can perform the graft at the same time as placing implants.

Sinus Grafting

Sometimes, it is not the jaw that cannot accept implants but the maxillary sinuses. These are small pockets located just under the cheeks, separated from the mouth by a thin wall that is home to some teeth roots.

Extracting teeth seated in this sinus wall can cause it to weaken, causing implants to fail, but attaching a small piece of donor bone stimulates regrowth and strengthens the site. The procedure is often carried out at the same time as placing implants.


Bone and Sinus Grafting FAQs

  • We’ll carry out a full assessment before carrying out implant surgery.

  • We can sometimes perform the graft at the same time as implant surgery. If that’s not possible, it could be up to 6-9 months before the site is ready for treatment.

  • When teeth are lost or extracted, it causes the surrounding jawbone to deteriorate. 

  • We’ll carry out a sinus lift if there is insufficient jawbone density in the upper jaw or sinus wall to support implants. Occasionally we may also need to perform a sinus lift if your maxillary sinus is too close to the jawbone, as everyone’s anatomy is different.

  • In the past, bone samples were usually taken from elsewhere in the body. These days, the procedure is much easier and comfortable – thanks to synthetic bone and samples from tissue banks. 

  • You’ll probably experience some discomfort and swelling immediately after the procedure. This can be managed with anti-inflammatory pain medication and will usually subside in a few days.

Glasgow’s Bone & Sinus Grafting Experts

If you have been told your sinuses or jaw bone cannot accept implants, our team can help. Get in touch to find out more.