Sinus Graft / Lift

Sinus Graft / Lift at Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center

At Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center, we specialize in sinus grafting and sinus lift procedures to prepare the upper jaw for dental implants. Led by Dr. Pilseong Kim, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD, our expert team uses advanced techniques to ensure successful outcomes and enhance your oral health.

What is a Sinus Graft / Lift?

A sinus graft, also known as a sinus lift, is a surgical procedure that adds bone to the upper jaw in the area of the molars and premolars. This is necessary when there is insufficient bone height in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw for dental implants to be placed. By lifting the sinus membrane and adding bone graft material, we create a solid foundation for dental implants.

The Procedure

  1. Initial Consultation

    • Dr. Kim will perform a comprehensive examination, including X-rays and 3D imaging, to assess your sinus anatomy and determine the best approach for the sinus lift procedure.

  2. Surgical Process

    • During the procedure, a small incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone. A small opening is created in the bone to access the sinus cavity. The sinus membrane is then carefully lifted, and bone graft material is placed into the newly created space.

  3. Healing and Integration

    • The gum tissue is sutured back in place, and the bone graft material integrates with your existing bone over several months, providing a stable foundation for dental implants.

  4. Follow-Up Care

    • Dr. Kim will provide detailed post-operative care instructions and schedule follow-up visits to monitor the healing process and ensure the success of the sinus graft.

Benefits of Sinus Grafting / Lift

  • Foundation for Implants: Provides the necessary bone height and density to support dental implants securely.
  • Improved Oral Health: Addresses bone loss and prepares the upper jaw for successful implant placement.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Restores the natural contour of the upper jaw, contributing to a balanced and attractive smile.
  • Long-Term Stability: Ensures the long-term stability and success of dental implants.

Why Choose Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center?

  • Expert Care: Dr. Pilseong Kim is a highly skilled periodontist with extensive experience in sinus grafting and lift procedures.
  • Advanced Technology: We use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes.
  • Personalized Treatment: Each treatment plan is tailored to meet your unique needs and goals.
  • Comprehensive Support: We prioritize patient comfort and provide detailed guidance throughout the treatment and healing process.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you need to prepare your upper jaw for dental implants, sinus grafting and lift at Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pilseong Kim and learn more about how this procedure can benefit your oral health and implant success. We are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

3440 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90010