Sinus Bone Grafting

The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants & Periodontology

Jean-Jacques Elbaz, DDS, MS

Periodontist located in Beverly Hills, CA

If you’re interested in getting dental implants to restore your missing teeth, you may require a sinus bone graft before you can start the implant process. At The Beverly Hills Center for Advanced Dental Implants and Periodontology in Beverly Hills, California, highly skilled periodontist Jean-Jacques Elbaz, DDS, MS, offers minimally invasive sinus bone grafting using gentle PiezoSurgery®. To speak with Dr. Elbaz about sinus bone grafting, schedule your appointment by calling the Los Angeles office or booking online today.

Sinus Bone Grafting Q & A

What is sinus bone grafting?

Also known as sinus lift surgery, sinus bone grafting is a procedure Dr. Elbaz uses to add bone to your upper jaw. For proper placement, dental implants require enough space in your jawbone to support the implant. 

In some cases, the upper jaw either doesn’t have enough bone or is too close to the sinuses. When this happens, Dr. Elbaz performs a sinus lift surgery, gently lifting the sinuses and applying a bone grafting material. 

Dr. Elbaz frequently performs sinus bone grafting on patients who’ve lost teeth in the upper back area of the jaw, where bone space may be limited, as well as patients who’ve experienced bone loss due to periodontal disease. 

Dr. Elbaz offers some of the most advanced solutions when it comes to implant dentistry and periodontics. He uses gentle and effective PiezoSurgery to perform sinus bone grafts without damaging your soft tissue. 

What is PiezoSurgery?

Traditional sinus bone grafting requires the use of burs and saws that have to cut through your soft tissue to access your bone. PiezoSurgery is a safe, minimally invasive alternative to traditional sinus lift surgery. 

PiezoSurgey is an innovative treatment technique that uses ultrasonic micro-vibrations to cut through bone, leaving your soft tissue free of damage. 

Because PiezoSurgery leaves your soft tissue untouched, the procedure provides reduced discomfort and increased healing time. 

What should I expect from the procedure?

During the procedure, Dr. Elbaz uses specialized PiezoSurgery instruments to access your jaw bone. He then gently lifts your sinus membrane and applies a grafting material in between your jawbone and sinuses. 

The grafting material used for sinus bone grafting is sourced from your own bone, a donor’s bone, or synthetic/artificial material. During your initial appointment, you and Dr. Elbaz discuss the right treatment for you. 

During your follow-up appointment, Dr. Elbaz examines your progress to ensure everything is healing properly. It takes several months for the bone to heal before the dental implant process can begin. In some cases, Dr. Elbaz applies platelet-rich fibrin to help accelerate your recovery. 

To find out if minimally invasive sinus bone grafting is right for you, call the office or book your appointment online today.