Sinus Lift at Marylebone Implant Centre
Sinus lift Caldwell-Luk or lateral window technique Is a procedure typically done when there is not enough bone in a patient’s upper jaw to have dental implants fitted due to the close proximity to the maxillary sinus.
The maxillary sinuses tend to enlarge during our life – we call it Pneumatisation of the sinuses. Also, when an upper molar is extracted or as a result of periodontal disease (gum disease), severe bone resorption may happen in the area.
As a combination of all these factors, there may be insufficient bone in order to place dental implants in the posterior maxilla. In this case, a sinus lift may be performed in order to allow enough bone in that area. In this procedure the surgeon would open a small window on the sinus wall, carefully detach and lift the schneiderian membrane and insert a bone graft material in the area. This technique may be combined, simultaneously with dental implant placement or done in a two stage approach. In this case, the surgeon needs to wait 6-9 months for the bone to mature before placing the implants.
All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines. To find out more about any of the services we provide, and why we should be your first choice if you’re looking for a dentist to carry out dental implants, give us a call on 020 3434 2934.