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Why do I need a sinus lift?

Dental implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and lengths.  Most dental implants placed are 8-13 mm long.  The maxillary sinus sits above the back teeth in your upper jaw.  Some people have large sinuses that are close to the teeth and some have smaller sinuses that are a great distance from the teeth.  Since implants are at least 6 mm long, the sinus should be more than 6 mm from where the upper teeth were.  If the sinus is closer, it must be lifted and re-positioned to allow room for the implants.  The sinus lifts done in our office are minimally invasive and are usually done the same day that the implant is put in.  

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