The most commonly used type of bone grafting procedure, sinus lift is often necessary because the small amount of bone tissue between the upper jawbone and the sinus cavity is inadequate to support a dental implant post. During a sinus lift, Dr. David Nguyen surgically places additional bone material to the jaw lifting the sinus cavity higher. Following this advanced surgical procedure, patients will need to wait several months to ensure the bone and soft tissue have fully healed and that the additional bone is completely fused. Once the new bone tissue is fully attached to the natural jawbone, patients can receive one or more dental implant posts to support a tooth replacement prosthetic. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you’re interested in learning more about sinus lift or other bone or soft tissue grafting procedures available at Dental Care Today of Richardson. We’ll schedule a tooth replacement consultation and help you fully understand all of your smile restoration options.