The loss of posterior molars in the upper jaw can commonly lead to a reduction in the amount of bone available for future implant placement. In many instances, the sinus volume increases and impinges on the area where the posterior molars once were. This process is called sinus pneumatisation.
In order to place implant fixtures in the upper jaw, sinus grafting procedures (also known as sinus augmentation) are often required in such instances. Implants placed in sites which have been grafted show similar success rates to implants which are placed in native bone.
At Aria Dental, our dental professionals are highly trained in sinus grafting procedures. Our sinus grafting services are offered to and used by patients from anywhere in Western Australia. Due to our Perth CBD location, we are easily accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.