Dental Sinus Lift Procedure in Beverly Hills

What is a Sinus Lift in Dentistry?

A sinus lift is a dental surgery that involves lifting the sinus membrane to make space for a bone graft. We often recommend this procedure to patients needing dental implants when the bone below the sinus is too thin to support an implant or sits too close to the implant site. The graft promotes new bone growth at the surgical site and provides a solid structure for the implants. 

Are You a Candidate?

To determine whether you need a sinus lift, dentists will review your medical history and take X-rays to examine your jawbone anatomy. You may be a good candidate for sinus lift surgery if you fit the following criteria:

  • Your sinus floor is too close to the area where the implants need to be placed
  • You’ve suffered bone loss at the base of the sinus due to gum disease
  • You are missing a portion of bone at the back of the jaw due to trauma or injury

As a leading Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, Dr. Rashti only performs procedures that support the function and health of a patient’s mouth. She always takes her time during your consultation to educate you on your options and ensure you understand how a procedure can benefit your long-term oral health.

Benefits of a Dental Sinus Lift

What is a sinus lift procedure going to do for you in the long run? The main purpose of a sinus lift in dentistry is to support implants. However, patients can also experience additional benefits, including: 

Fuller Smile

A sinus lift and bone graft surgery create the foundation for dental implants, allowing us to fill in gaps in your smile or replace unhealthy teeth with new ones. This results in a fuller, brighter set of teeth, helping build your confidence.

Stronger Jawbone

A dental sinus lift procedure can also improve your long-term oral health. In many cases, advanced periodontal disease causes the thinning of the back jaw bone. Fortifying the region with a bone graft and maintaining proper oral hygiene practices can prevent further structural damage for a stronger, healthier mouth.

What to Expect During the Procedure

As a dentist who specializes in caring for dentophobia patients, Dr. Rashti understands that knowing what to expect on the day of a procedure can greatly alleviate anxieties and concerns.

Here’s a quick overview of what will happen on the day of your dental sinus lift procedure:

  • Anesthesia: We will give you general anesthesia to prepare you for surgery.
  • Incision: Dr. Rashti will make a small incision in the gum at the site where the bone graft will go. 
  • Sinus Membrane: She will then gently push the sinus membrane up to make room for the graft. 
  • Bone Graft: The newly created space will be filled with the bone graft.
  • Suturing: Once the graft is in place, Dr. Rashti will suture the gums. 
  • Implants: In some cases, the dentist can move forward with implants on the day of your sinus lift, but most individuals need to wait several months following their sinus lift to receive their implants. This is to give the site of the bone graft time to heal and to allow the graft to fuse with the natural surrounding bone.

The sinus lift procedure usually takes between 45 minutes and an hour. Our goal is to ensure you feel at ease and confident in the treatment plan before your dental sinus lift procedure. Dr. Rashti will gladly answer any questions you have leading up to your surgery date. 

Meet Dr. Rashti

Her passion for improving the long-term health of her patients, along with her transformative cosmetic work, has gained Dr. Rashti a reputation as one of the top periodontists in Beverly Hills. Recognizing the connection between oral health and total health, Dr. Rashti is dedicated to educating patients on the importance of periodontal care. We believe in the trust built between dentist and patient, which is why Dr. Rashti herself will care for you from start to finish. 

If you’re ready to work with a compassionate team.

What Our Patients Say

We’re grateful for our loyal patients who have trusted us with their periodontal care for years! You can read about their experiences with us below.

REMMY N.
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Perfect dentist! She’s very nice and friendly, respectful to everyone. She’s not your regular dentist, she’s meant to change people’s lives in terms of confidence because she will give you the best smile ever! I will choose her over and over. Thank you so much doctor, I will forever be grateful. You deserve all of the 5 stars and more!
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Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of the dentist, but coming to see this doctor was a whole different story. She is very gentle with her work and knowledgeable about her specialty. She explained everything detail by detail allowing all questions to be asked. I can surely say I look forward to my following treatment with her.
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Every time I go to this dental office for my cleaning and check-up, I feel like I’m visiting family. I am always welcomed with a smile and called by my name. I never have to wait long before I am greeted by the BEST hygienist. She provides the most gentle and professional service and I never leave without becoming more educated in the care of my teeth. Many people hate going to the dentist, but I don’t, because for me it’s like visiting family. The doctor treats everyone with a lot of care and respect.
KSENIYA G.
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I had my cleaning done the first time and I was interested in getting porcelain veneers, so I had a consultation about that and I decided to start with my front teeth and then see if I wanted to do a full mouth. After prepping my teeth it took less than a week for them to be delivered and so far I’m loving the progress, my smile changed dramatically. The doctor is very detail-oriented and professional. Overall I have been impressed with the care I have received and I can’t wait to see the end result!
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