The decision to get a sinus lift may depend on the condition of the upper jaw bone and its ability to accept dental implants. The closeness of a potential implant area to the sinus and the possible loss of bone or teeth over the years make the use of dental implants inadvisable without a sinus lift.
Back molars in the upper jaw usually create the most significant concern for implants. Medical science allows a dentist to obtain bone from another area of your body to build up the weak area in your jaw. The procedure lifts the sinus membrane upward to make room for the bone replacement.