This is a fantastic sinus lift bone graft for dental implants case that I completed yesterday in my Burbank private practice.
This patient was missing three teeth in the upper right area. These are the three main teeth that allow you to chew.
Because the teeth were missing for so long, the bone shrank, and his sinus cavity expanded. That happens to all of us if we extract and upper tooth and don’t replace it in a very timely manner.
The bottom x-ray shows the hollow sinus cavity. His bone was only about 2-3 mm tall. After I did the bone graft, the bone was about 18mm tall…that is more than an inch of new bone growth!
When doing the graft, I mixed in some of his own blood that I drew from his arm to concentrate bone growth factors, stem cells and platelets. This is called "PRP."
I was very pleased with the result of his sinus lift bone graft. The three dental implants are firmly anchored. I did this procedure while he slept under intravenous sedation in the office. I have been doing this type of bone graft for the last eleven years on a very routine basis.
Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry