Sinus Lift Sinus Augmentation Palo Alto

Sinus Lift (Sinus Augmentation) in Palo Alto

Menlo Park, Stanford, Atherton

Sinus lift (sinus augmentation) is a procedure indicated in cases of limited bone height in the upper back teeth where placement of a regular size implant is not a possibility.

Here at Extraordinary Smile in Palo Alto, Dr Shantia Kazemi performs a sinus lift which:

  1. Helps increase the maxillary bone height and volume
  2. Prepares the site for future or same day implant placement
  3. Prevents the perforation of maxillary sinus during implant placement

The maxillary sinuses are empty, air-filled spaces located behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. It is very common that the upper back teeth will extend into these sinuses, and if these teeth have to be removed, there is not much bone remaining to successfully support a dental implant.  The size and shape of this sinus varies from person to person and the sinus can also get larger as you age.

Reasons for having a Sinus Lift may include:

  • Long-term tooth loss in the upper back teeth
  • Bone Loss from injury or periodontal gum disease
  • Trauma to your teeth
  • The Maxillary sinus is just too close to or too large for the area where the dental implant will be placed.

By strengthening and growing bone in this location, dental implants can be placed and secured which improves chewing capacity, function and esthetics.

If you have upper missing teeth, you may be in need of a Sinus Lift so please call our Palo Alto dentist office at (650) 321-3220 or send an email to and let’s discuss your options.


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