Lifting the sinus wall
Lifting the sinus wall:
I had an upper molar implant 6 or 7 years ago and it fell out a year and a half ago. I had a bone graft and after six months another implant using a shorter but wider shaft. I just lost it just three months after the crown was finally placed.
My oral surgeon has mentioned lifting the sinus wall to give a new implant firmer footing. What is involved in a sinus lift? Is there a high rate of success for implants when this is done? I will mention that I have had an implant on one of my upper front teeth---it has lasted almost ten years and seems secure still.