Sinus Lifts in Dawsonville, GA

What Is a Sinus Lift?

A sinus lift or augmentation is a surgical procedure used to increase bone density in the upper jaw by raising the floor of your sinuses. This is necessary when you need to replace teeth with dental implants, particularly the real molars, but you are lacking sufficient bone support to support the implants. 

After raising the sinuses, a bone grafting material is placed between the sinuses and your jawbone. Over time, the grafting material fuses with the natural jawbone and increases your bone density. 

Sinus lifts are necessary when a patient is suffering from bone loss which can happen from tooth loss, gum disease, or if your sinuses are naturally too close to the upper jaw. By lifting the sinuses and replacing the missing bone with a bone graft, we increase the height of your sinus membrane as well as increase the height of bone support for the implants. 

Contact us at North Georgia Oral Surgeon today to schedule a consultation with one of our oral surgeons in Dawsonville. Call (706) 703-4323.

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Did you know…

Sinus lifts are usually needed when a patient is missing their rear molars and suffer from bone loss.

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Our Sinus Lift Process: What To Expect



We will take panoramic x-rays of your jaw to assess your bone density and the height of your sinuses to determine if you’re a good candidate for a sinus lift.


Pain Relief & Sedation Options

To prevent you from feeling any pain during the procedure, we will administer local anesthesia that will numb your mouth. Sedation is also available for anxious patients who wish to have reduced awareness or be unconscious.

Oral Surgery

An incision is made into the gum tissue to reveal the underlying jawbone. Then, we will cut a window into the jawbone and lift the bone to reveal access to the sinus cavity.

Sinus Lift

The sinus membrane is lifted, increasing the height between your jawbone and sinuses.

Bone Graft

After lifting the sinus membrane, the space in between is filled with a bone graft.


The gums are then repositioned and sutured shut.


The healing process can take 4 to 6 months before you can receive dental implants. Your oral surgeon will provide you with aftercare instructions and what to expect during your recovery.

Benefits Of a Sinus Lift

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Restores Bone Support

There are so many reasons why a patient may be suffering from bone loss, including tooth loss, gum disease, oral trauma, teeth grinding, a misaligned bite, or years of wearing dentures. Not only will a sinus lift restore this missing bone support, but it will prevent future bone loss.

Creates Support for Implants

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. They prevent bone loss, prevent the teeth from shifting, and they look, feel, and function like real teeth. However, having sufficient bone density and height is crucial to be a good candidate for dental implants. 

If your bone has resorbed or if your sinus cavity is naturally too low, there won’t be enough bone for the implants to fuse with. By raising the sinuses and replacing the missing bone with grafting material, you can become eligible for life-long tooth restorations of superior quality.

Improves Appearance

Bone loss has considerable consequences beyond not being able to support dental implants. It can take a toll on your facial appearance by reducing the support in the muscles around your mouth. This can cause your face to sag, making you look older than you are. Over time, the changes to your facial appearance worsen and can cause facial features to collapse. A sinus lift procedure and dental implants will prevent this.

Restores Oral Function

Bone loss can also take a toll on oral functions, making it more difficult to bite or chew your food or pronounce certain sounds. 

Did you know…

Sinus lifts can replace missing bone support in your upper jaw.


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Am I a Good Candidate For a Sinus Lift?

A good candidate for a sinus lift is someone who wants to replace missing teeth but is missing adequate bone support in the upper jaw to anchor dental implants. They should be in good overall health and avoid smoking. You should be willing to carefully follow your oral surgeon’s aftercare instructions to promote proper healing. You will also need to practice good oral hygiene and care for your dental implants.

Did you know…

A sinus lift can make patients with osteoporosis eligible for dental implants.


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