A Simultaneous Sinus Lift or Sinus Graft is used by Dr. Kammeyer to regenerate the lost bone and provide predictable support for the dental implants, where a minimal to moderate amount of bone has been lost. Failing teeth with roots in the sinus cavity are evident in the illustration.
Note inadequate bone height for implants with the dark sinus cavity above the grey colored bone.
With a Sinus Lift, he enters the sinus from where the upper teeth are or used to be. Dr Kammeyer is one of the few surgeons that routinely can place implants in this area at the time of the extractions, saving patients, treatment visits, energy and costs.
The sinus membrane is gently lifted upward and bone particles are inserted into the floor of the sinus and the implants are placed at the same time. After several months of healing, the bone replaced with new bone, is part of the patient’s jaw and is strong enough to withstand the chewing forces placed on implants.
The dental implants can be inserted and stabilized in this new sinus bone, placed with the bone regeneration material in most situations. Once the implants have been tested (See the ISQ section under technology), checked with x-rays and integration verified the final teeth are built on the implants. Sinus bone regeneration has been available to the profession for over 30 years. It is a predictable effective treatment method, particularly used when patients have porcelain crown/bridge work as the final restoration.
Case #6 shows a patient that had minor sinus bone regeneration at the root tip of one implant, under CASE STUDIES tab