Edinburgh Dental Specialists 178 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BA

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Bone Grafts

Many patients have been advised about needing bone grafting to rebuild lost facial structure before they can have implants. As a result they have avoided proceeding with treatment.

Fortunately the situation has changed - scientific research over the last ten years has shown block bone grafts to be unpredictable and unnecessary. As a result we avoid these wherever possible. Our oral surgeons are so experienced and skilled that there are rarely situations that we cannot treat.

Sinus Lift

Have you worn dentures in your upper jaw for years? Did you know that there’s an alternative, more comfortable option?

If you’ve worn dentures for an extended period of time in your upper jaw, the bone will have receded, rendering it difficult to undergo implant treatment and giving your face a sunken appearance. A sinus lift makes use of the contours of your face to provide a second chance at the functionality and reliability of dental implants.

  1. Prior to the procedure, a number of tests will be run to ensure the suitability of the sinuses, which may include panoramic radio scans and CT scans.
  2. There are several options for the new bone material: from the patient, from other tissue sources (human or animal), or synthetic. The specialist Oral Surgeon will advise which will be best for you.
  3. The sinus lift procedure will be performed by the surgeon, often with the implants being placed at the same time.
  4. If the implants cannot be placed at the same time then after a period of healing, they are placed at a second procedure.

A sinus lift is a safe and clinically proven procedure. When completed with expertise and care it will provide the best, most stable base for life changing implant surgery. As with any surgical procedure, at our practice we ensure that you understand all aftercare instructions and we will check back with you regularly to ensure that the healing is going smoothly.

Life benefits:

  • A more youthful appearance will give you more confidence.
  • A second chance at the comfort and security of dental implants.
  • A long-term investment in your health and wellbeing.