After Sinus Lift Surgery – Internal Lifts or Crestal Approach
The Internal Sinus Lift or Crestal Approach Sinus Lift Bone Graft is done when the access to the sinus to place the bone graft material is through the crest of the alveolar (jaw bone) ridge. This access technique is most often done via an extraction site or via an osteotomy hole that is drilled for an implant placement. This procedure is used when there is a mild amount of bone augmentation needed in a vertical dimension most often in an area only for one to two teeth. The post operative instructions are the same as those used for the lateral sinus wall augmentation approach in regards to sinus precautions and medications used.