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Sinus Augmentation for Implant Success

Are you considering dental implants but concerned about insufficient bone density in your upper jaw? DFW Implant Center, led by skilled Arlington, TX, periodontist Dr. Farhad Boltchi, offers sinus augmentation, an innovative solution that can help you achieve a secure and long-lasting implant foundation. Discover how this procedure can unlock your path to a beautiful, functional smile. Call our Arlington, TX, dental practice at 817-663-4704 if you’re a new patient or 817-467-7731 if you’re current. 

What Is Sinus Augmentation?

Sinus augmentation, also known as a maxillary sinus augmentation lift or sinus elevation, is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw, specifically in the area near the maxillary sinuses. This additional bone height is often necessary for patients who have experienced significant bone loss or resorption in the upper jaw, making them ineligible for traditional dental implants. By augmenting the sinus area with bone grafting materials, sinus augmentation creates a stable and sufficient foundation for successful implant placement.

From the dramatic improvements to your self-esteem, to the lasting improvements to your oral and overall health, our braces solutions are designed to offer transformative and long-term results.

Benefits of Sinus Augmentation

Sinus lift surgery effectively restores lost bone density in the upper jaw, which is crucial for providing a stable foundation for dental implants. By adding bone graft material to the sinus cavity, this procedure encourages the regeneration and growth of new bone tissue.

By increasing bone volume in the posterior maxilla, maxillary sinus lift surgery creates optimal conditions for the successful placement of dental implants. It ensures there’s adequate bone support to anchor the implants, reducing the risk of implant failure or accidental piercing of the maxillary sinus and providing long-term stability for prosthetic teeth.


The enhanced bone support resulting from the sinus lift surgery procedure contributes to improved oral health and function. It facilitates better chewing ability, speech articulation, and overall oral function, allowing you to enjoy a wider range of foods and activities.


Beyond functional benefits, undergoing a sinus lift procedure also has aesthetic advantages. By restoring bone volume and providing support for the cheeks, sinus lifts help maintain facial contours and prevent the sunken appearance that can occur due to bone loss in the upper jaw. This contributes to a more youthful and attractive facial appearance.


The sinus lift procedure typically yields long-lasting and durable results, providing a stable foundation for dental implants. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental care, the augmented bone can support dental implants for many years, ensuring a reliable solution for missing teeth.


Who Qualifies for Sinus Augmentation?

You may qualify for sinus augmentation if any of the following apply to you:

  • Significant bone loss in the upper jaw, often due to tooth loss, gum disease, or trauma
  • Naturally low sinus floor positioning, leaving inadequate bone height for implants
  • You’ve experienced bone resorption or atrophy in the upper jaw over time
  • Congenital defects or developmental issues affecting the upper jaw bone density
  • Seeking dental implants but lacking the necessary bone support for successful implantation
  • Failed or unsuccessful previous bone grafting attempts in the upper jaw
  • Committed to adhering to post-operative instructions for optimal healing and implant success

The Sinus Augmentation Process


Before undergoing a sinus augmentation procedure, you’ll have an initial consultation at the DFW Implant Center. During the initial consultation, Dr. Boltchi will thoroughly evaluate your oral health, review your medical history, and discuss your goals for dental implants. Advanced imaging techniques, such as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, may be used to assess the extent of bone loss and plan the sinus augmentation procedure.


Before the sinus augmentation procedure, you may need to undergo preparatory treatments, such as tooth extractions or periodontal therapy, to ensure a healthy oral environment. Dr. Boltchi will provide detailed instructions on any necessary preparations, including dietary and medication guidelines.

Sinus Augmentation Procedure

The sinus augmentation procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia or sedation dentistry, depending on the patient’s preferences and the complexity of the case. Once we’re sure you’re numb, Dr. Boltchi will make a small incision in the gum tissue to expose the underlying bone. Using specialized instruments, Dr. Boltchi gently lifts the sinus membrane, creating a space beneath it.

This space is then filled with bone grafting material, typically a combination of synthetic materials and the patient’s own bone harvested from another site. The grafted area is allowed to heal for several months, during which time the grafted material integrates with the existing bone, creating a solid foundation of enough bone for implant placement.

Sinus Augmentation Aftercare

To ensure the success of your bone graft, Dr. Boltchi recommends the following sinus lift aftercare guidelines:

  1. Apply ice packs to the treated area to minimize swelling and discomfort.
  2. Avoid strenuous physical activity for the first few days after the procedure.
  3. Maintain excellent oral hygiene by gently brushing and rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash.
  4. Attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Boltchi to monitor healing and ensure proper integration of the bone graft.
  5. Refrain from blowing your nose or engaging in activities that may dislodge the blood clot or grafting material.
  6. Follow a soft diet for the first few days to avoid putting excessive pressure on the treated area.
  7. Take any prescribed medications, such as antibiotics or pain relievers, as directed by your dentist.
  8. Avoid smoking or using tobacco products, as they can hinder the healing process and increase the risk of complications.
  9. Sleep with your head elevated for the first few nights to reduce swelling and promote better drainage.
  10. Limit consumption of hot or spicy foods that may irritate the surgical site.
  11. If you experience persistent or severe pain, swelling, or bleeding, contact the DFW Implant Center immediately for further guidance.
  12. Stay hydrated and consume plenty of fluids to support healing and prevent dehydration.
  13. Avoid alcohol consumption, as it can interfere with the body’s ability to heal effectively.
  14. Use a saline nasal spray as directed to keep the nasal passages moist and promote healing.

Financing Sinus Augmentation

At DFW Implant Center, we offer numerous financing options to help patients afford their treatments and ensure implant success. Our financing options include the following: 

Dental Insurance

If you have dental insurance, DFW Implant Center will work closely with your provider to maximize your coverage for sinus augmentation and any associated procedures. Our team will provide you with a detailed breakdown of your out-of-pocket expenses and assist you in understanding your plan’s benefits and limitations.

Cash, Checks, or Major Credit Cards

For patients without dental insurance or those who prefer to pay out-of-pocket, DFW Implant Center accepts cash, personal checks, and major credit cards for your convenience. Our team will provide you with a comprehensive cost estimate and discuss payment options that suit your financial situation.

CareCredit and Proceed Finance

To make sinus augmentation and dental implant treatment more accessible, DFW Implant Center partners with CareCredit and Proceed Finance, two reputable healthcare financing companies. These flexible financing options allow you to break down the cost into manageable monthly payments, making it easier to achieve your desired smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

While some discomfort is expected after the procedure, dental professionals prioritize minimizing pain and ensuring your comfort throughout the process. Appropriate anesthesia and pain management techniques are employed, and any postoperative discomfort can be effectively managed with prescribed medications.

The duration of the procedure can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the amount of bone augmentation required. On average, the procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours to complete. Your dental professional will give you a more accurate estimate during your initial consultation. 

Most patients require a few days of rest after the procedure to allow for initial healing. However, the recovery timeline can vary, and your periodontist will provide specific recommendations based on your individual case.

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, such as infection, bleeding, or sinus membrane perforation. However, these risks are minimized when the procedure is performed by an experienced dental professional and by following post-operative instructions carefully.

Restore Your Smile with Sinus Augmentation at DFW Implant Center

If you’re a resident of Arlington, TX, or the surrounding areas of Irving, Fort Worth, or Grapevine, TX, and seeking a permanent solution to restore your smile and improve your oral health, look no further than DFW Implant Center. Under the skilled guidance of Dr. Farhad Boltchi, our state-of-the-art facility offers sinus augmentation and dental implant treatments that prioritize your comfort, safety, and long-term satisfaction.

Don’t let insufficient bone density stand in the way of achieving the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Take the first step towards a transformative dental journey by contacting DFW Implant Center today. For new patients, call 817-663-4704, and for existing patients, reach out at 817-467-7731. Invest in your oral health and embrace a renewed sense of confidence with a beautiful, functional smile.

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