For implementation of dental implant, it is required for a person to have sufficient bone height. In the absence of adequate bone height, there are several different types of maxillary sinus augmentation ways that can be done to bring the bone height to the required level to perform implant procedure. Right selection of this method would help in successful implementation of the dental implant procedure.

What Are The Different Types Of Maxillary Sinus Augmentations

What is the need for performing maxillary sinus augmentation?

One of the eligibility criteria for dental implant placement method is to have sufficient bone width and height to assist the artificial tooth root or titanium post. If a patient does not have teeth or tooth for a long time, then the bone that supported teeth earlier gets weak and starts to deteriorate.

This reduces bone height and fails to qualify for a dental implant procedure. Another reason for the reduction in bone height is the occurrence of tooth loss in the maxillary or upper jaw bone. One of the best treatments that help in treating this situation is maxillary sinus augmentation.

What is maxillary sinus augmentation and how does it help a person?

Sinus augmentation procedures allow bone present in the upper jaw to regenerate. This provides ample space to put a dental implant. Thus, this augmentation technique increases the amount of upper bone available for performing implant placement. World Authority on Lateral Wall Sinus Grafting is one of most acclaimed dentistry boards in the world.

This has been the best assistance for people, who have been suffering with insufficient bone to execute dental implant surgery. With the advancement of technology, several different versions of this lift procedure have evolved.

The Lateral Window Method

This implant placement can be done simultaneously with the sinus augmentation procedure followed by a healing period of around six to nine months. This method includes a qualified “Caldwell-Luc” operation to access the sinus cavity. This procedure creates a bony window in the lateral maxillary wall, which elevates the Schneiderian membrane. Now between the membrane and bone graft, an absorbable collagen membrane is placed.

People who have poor quality of maxillary bone and minimum residual bone height, can find this technique very useful. This is because it enables direct visualization and precise placement of bone at the position of the implant. This procedure also eases the tearing of membrane so that it can be efficiently treated. It also reduces contamination of the graft at the time of healing.

The Crestal Core Elevation

Lateral window method can lead to post-op complications which are solved by the Crestal Core technique. This method for sinus augmentation is less invasive have been successful in 31 out of 45 sites.  Crestal Core method when performed with molar extraction offer therapeutic benefits to the patient.

The Osteotome Technique

This method of sinus elevation involves lifting of sinus that is quickly complied by dental implant placement. In this method, a small hole is created in the jaw bone. A bone grafting material is placed in the area between the bone and the sinus floor that increases the distance between the jaw and the sinus.


All the above mentioned different methods of maxillary sinus augmentation fulfill the criteria to perform a dental implant treatment. The decision of the type of sinus augmentation depends on the preference of the surgeon and the anatomy of the patient. So, one should consult a surgeon before proceeding with the augmentation method.