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Understanding Sinus Lift Kits

Many people who visit a dentist or an oral surgeon to learn more about dental implants may hear the term “sinus lift” and find themselves confused about this procedure. Yet it’s one of the more common ways to make room for dental implants, and an essential element of oral surgery.

As this page helpfully explains, any sinus lift procedure must include a few steps to be called successful:

Your surgeon will cut the gum tissue where your back teeth used to be. The tissue is raised, exposing the bone. A small, oval window is opened in the bone. The membrane lining the sinus on the other side of the window separates your sinus from your jaw. This membrane is gently pushed up and away from your jaw.

Granules of bone-graft material are then packed into the space where the sinus was. The amount of bone used will vary, but usually several millimeters of bone is added above the jaw.

One of the important tools for this process is the sinus lift kit, which is a collection of surgical instruments designed to make the process more seamless from start to finish. Many professionals invest in a motorized device such as our Sinus Master III as well to get all the essential components in a single useful package.

Our sinus advance kits and Sinus Master devices are some of the finest dental instruments in the world. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the oral surgery experts at Surgikor with any questions.

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Cortical Cancellous Bone Grafts 101

As one of the premier providers of bone grafting material for oral surgery in Los Angeles, we spend a good amount of time answering questions about these materials. One of the most common questions that arises from dental professionals covers the specific functions of each bone graft type, especially the different indications for cortical and cancellous allografts.

This article offers a quick primer on the difference between these materials, and why each confers a separate benefit for both the surgeon and the patient:

Some bone grafts are needed for structural support. A hard bone (cortical bone), such as the tibia or a rib, is used for this purpose. This type of bone is slow to incorporate. It will last a long time, even years, before it is replaced by new bone growth.

Some bone grafts are needed for osteogenesis. This type of graft requires a spongy bone (cancellous bone), which triggers new bone growth more quickly and is often obtained from the iliac crest. While it possesses no structural integrity, this bone material obtains growth either by supplying living cells or by chemically triggering the growth of new cells by the host.

Cortical cancellous grafts offer the best of both worlds – rigid stability that still promotes osteogenesis. It is a versatile substance that many oral surgeons count on for hybrid tasks.

To learn more about how our cortical cancellous bone grafting materials can help your dental practice thrive, please check out our full catalog of dental surgery products today.