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Burbank Sinus Lift Bone Graft for Dental Implants Case Example -Ramsey Amin,DDS

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!

Before and after sinus 
The red outline shows how tall the bone is in each image

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."

Here is a skull showing the how close the sinuses are to the upper teeth:Max sinus

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
Burbank, California

6 thoughts on “Burbank Sinus Lift Bone Graft for Dental Implants Case Example -Ramsey Amin,DDS

  1. Hello Dr. Amin,
    Do you perform HSC technique for sinus lift and bone graft? I plan to come down from San Jose to see you for a potential upper jaw implant procedure.
    Thank you!

    1. I perform numerous types of sinus lift bone grafts. This is a very technique sensitive type of procedure. There are a lot of gimmicks out there with balloons and gadgets to make this procedure more user friendly but in my honest opinion has a lot more to do with skill, experience and judgment. The hydraulic sinus technique is not for all situations. Oftentimes an Osseo densification, internal or lateral window type of procedure is needed. Each and every situation is unique and should be evaluated as such. Looking out for long-term stability of the implant is #1 in my book. Dental implants are not permanent replacement so because of this the surgery and implementation of techniques that have proven themselves over time is very important to me.

  2. My upper left molar (#14) has to be pulled out. I am close to making a decision to have the implant same time it’s pulled, so… would that mean that sinus lift will be prevented. What are the problems if sinus lift goes wrong. Also I just had my right upper molar (#3) taken out 4 months ago, would that mean a sinus lift will be done & how do you determine if a sinus lift has to be done. I do not intent to do an implant on # 3 right now. I want to see how #14 goes with the implant then decide later on #3. Will I eliminate bone graph then on # 14 since tooth will be pulled & implant done same time. My # 19 & & #30 teeth are missing for 40 yrs now & I have not replaced them. I may just leave it as it is. I am 68 yrs old.
    Thank you Dr. Amin for any information you can give me.

    1. Variable depending on whether you need the smaller internal graft or the larger lateral window graft. You would have to be seen to determine that.

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Dr. Ramsey Amin has extensive experience in surgical and restorative implant dentistry. As one of only less than 400 Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) he is considered an expert, and board-certified in dental implants. He is a former instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.