Sinus Lift

Over time, missing teeth will cause bone loss. This condition can prevent you from qualifying for dental implants. By performing a sinus lift, Dr. Gregory E. Anderson can increase bone density in the upper jaw and improve your eligibility for implants.

Learn how sinus augmentation at our Logan and Garland, UT, offices can help you experience the benefits of dental implants.

What Is a Sinus Lift?

A sinus lift, also known as a sinus augmentation, involves lifting the maxillary sinus and filling the resulting space with a bone graft. The maxillary sinus is the largest of the four paranasal sinuses, and is the sinus cavity that most frequently gets in the way of dental work. When you lose a tooth, the bone tissue in that area will begin to recede. This can result in the sinus floor dipping into the area where the tooth initially sat. This procedure not only creates a proper foundation for a dental implant, but also prevents the implant from disturbing the maxillary sinus tissues.

Diagram of before and after a sinus lift, where the bone is grafted, the sinus is lifted, and a dental implant is added
The sinus floor is lifted to provide room for the implant, and to avoid disturbing the sinus tissues.
"I felt exceedingly well cared for by Dr. Anderson and his staff. Though this immediate post-op period isn't fun, I am confident that all will be "blue skies and green lights" again soon."
Linda Bradak

Is a Sinus Lift the Right Procedure for You? Request a Consultation

If you're looking into dental implants, you may need a sinus lift to qualify for the procedure.

Dr. Anderson has been in practice for three decades, making him one of the most established doctors in the Logan, UT, area. Your safety and satisfaction are important to us, so you can depend on Dr. Anderson to identify and address any risk factors before moving ahead with dental implants. Using digital X-rays, our dentist can determine if the positioning of your sinuses or the amount of bone tissue in your upper jaw are issues that will need to be addressed before you can receive dental implants. Request an appointment at either of our oral and maxillofacial surgery offices in Logan or Garland, UT:

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Dr. Anderson and his team are here to help you. He has locations in Logan and Garland.

Your Comfort Is a Priority

While sinus augmentation is safe, we understand why individuals may feel uneasy about oral surgery. We offer several sedation options at our Utah dental practice to help you relax during treatment, including:

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as laughing gas, this is the mildest form of sedation. The gas is breathed in through the nose to help patients relax while remaining conscious. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly after treatment, allowing you to drive yourself to and from your appointment.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is a popular sedation method at our Logan and Garland offices. It works within minutes of being administered; patients drift off during their procedure and may not remember it afterward. You will need to have someone drive you home after your appointment.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is the deepest form of sedation we offer. The patient will be completely unconscious and will not feel any pain during the procedure. A breathing tube will be inserted, and your condition will be closely monitored throughout treatment.  

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Greg is so knowledgeable and skilled. He's an excellent surgeon. He has completed many procedures for myself and my family. Highly recommended!

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Sadie Sessions

Logan, UT


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Dr. Anderson and staff were so nice and helpful! They were efficient but thorough for the exam and were able to answer all my questions. I would definitely recommend their office to friends and family!

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Why Choose Dr. Anderson for Your Sinus Lift

Board-Certified Oral Surgeon

Dr. Anderson is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This distinction is a testament to his advanced training in oral surgery techniques. Dr. Anderson is committed to all of his patients and strives to ensure their safety and long-term health.

Over 30 Years of Experience as an Oral Surgeon

Dr. Anderson has practiced oral surgery since 1994. Prior to entering practice, Dr. Anderson completed a four-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, KY, in association with the University of Kentucky.

Accessibility for Patients with Disabilities

Making oral surgery accessible to all people is important to us. Both of Dr. Anderson's offices have accommodations for individuals with physical disabilities. We will make sure that you can visit our office and receive the care you need without inconvenience.

Modern Equipment and Techniques

Thanks to state-of-the-art tools, Dr. Anderson can safely and precisely perform a sinus lift. Digital X-rays and surgical guides will help us assess the sinus tissue and bone structure of the upper jaw. We'll develop a custom treatment plan based on the 3D imaging.

Dr. Anderson has two office locations to serve you, in Garland and Logan, UT.

Contact Our Board-Certified Oral Surgeon for a Sinus Lift Evaluation

If you've suffered from bone loss after losing your upper molars or premolars, a sinus lift can help you qualify for dental implants. As a board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Anderson has helped countless patients in Logan and Garland, UT, experience restored bone density, allowing the implant process to be successful.

Dr. Anderson is a proud member of the following oral surgery organizations:

  • The Utah Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

To learn more about the sinus lift procedure, contact our practice online or schedule a consultation at our office by calling:

(435) 755-5000

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How Much Does a Sinus Lift Cost? Payment & Financing Information

Average Cost of Surgery

On average, a sinus lift costs around $1,500 - $1,800. Dr. Anderson works to keep surgical fees down, often 20 to 25 percent lower than other oral surgeons in this part of Utah. Keep in mind that each individual is different, and some sinus lifts may involve additional costs. During your consultation with Dr. Anderson, you'll receive a price breakdown of the procedure based on your needs.

Financing and Payment Options

Dr. Anderson makes sinus lifts affordable to those who need it. Our practice accepts Medicaid as well as most types of insurance. We can assist with filing claims and providing documentation. Our practice also accepts CareCredit®, which breaks the total cost of a sinus lift into affordable installments. In-house financing plans are also available, putting a healthy smile within reach.

The Sinus Lift Procedure A Step-by-Step Look

We offer different sedation options to help you achieve a relaxed state.
We offer different sedation options to help you achieve a relaxed state.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation in Logan or Garland, Dr. Anderson will examine your upper jaw and discuss how long you've been missing teeth. He will determine if a sinus lift is right for you, and answer any questions you may have. You can also discuss implant dentistry and other options for tooth replacement.

Anesthetic and Sedation

In addition to using a local anesthetic to numb the area, sedation methods will be used to ease you into a relaxed state. When you are free from discomfort and anxiety, the surgery can proceed.

Initial Incisions

An incision is made along the gumline to expose the jawbone. A "window" incision is then made into the bone itself, allowing Dr. Anderson access to the underlying sinus tissue.

Repositioning the Sinus Membrane

The sinus membrane is gently lifted using the window incision. This ensures that a dental implant will not affect this tissue and is instead supported by durable, stable bone structure once a graft is in place.

Placing a Bone Graft

With the membrane lifted, a bone graft is then placed in the hollow space. The bone graft may be harvested from another part of your body or made from a synthetic biocompatible material.

Closing Incisions

With the sinus membrane lifted and bone graft in place, Dr. Anderson will seal up the surgical site using sutures. The entire procedure takes between 90 minutes and two hours to complete.

A Patient Shares Their Story

"I received the greatest care and service here with Dr. Anderson. His team of nurses and the doctor himself was very forthcoming with everything they were going to do and attentive to every concern and need I had. Highly recommend for dental work."
Deven F.

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How Long Is the Sinus Lift Recovery?

Healing from a sinus lift takes anywhere from four months to a year. This months-long recovery process gives the graft sufficient time to integrate with the existing bone structure of your upper jaw.

As you heal, you'll have periodic follow-up visits with Dr. Anderson at his Logan, UT, or Garland, UT, locations. Be sure to follow all post-op instructions closely to relieve your side effects and prevent infection. Feel free to contact the practice if you have any questions or if any urgent issues arise.

Once the graft is fully healed, it will be ready to anchor a dental implant in place. Placing the implant will require another oral surgery and several more months of recovery.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sinus Lift Surgery

Does a sinus lift hurt?

No. Your oral surgeon will thoroughly numb the area with local anesthesia. Our Logan and Garland practice also offers sedation options to ensure you are completely comfortable during your procedure. Some discomfort is to be expected as you heal. However, it is usually easily managed at home with measures like pain medications, a soft diet, and rest. Your dental team will provide you with all the information you need to make your recovery as easy as possible. 

How long do I have to wait after a sinus lift for dental implant placement?

You must be healed before implant placement can proceed. Healing times can vary from patient to patient, but typically it takes about four months. This healing period is important as it ensures a solid foundation for your dental implants and restoration. Once you are healed, we can proceed with implant placement. 

Will sinus lift surgery make me look different?

This depends on the level of bone loss you have suffered. The majority of the time, a sinus lift will not alter your facial appearance. If you have significant bone loss in the jaw, however, bone grafting may be needed in other parts of the jaw. With severe bone loss, patients may experience sagging facial features. Bone grafting can help restore your appearance while also helping qualify you for dental implants. 

Can't I just get dentures and avoid a sinus lift?

You can. However, patients with missing teeth are at risk of further jawbone deterioration, which can cause issues later on. Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry procedure that can stop and even prevent this bone atrophy. A sinus lift can help you qualify for this beneficial treatment so you can protect your jaw and enjoy the superior results implants provide. 

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Thomas Carter

Logan, UT


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Had implants put in very nice staff and professional

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Esther Park

Logan, UT


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They finish the surgery quickly with skill

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Dr. Gregory E. Anderson PC

Gregory E. Anderson PC

Dr. Anderson is an oral and maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose qualifications include:

  • Board certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Graduated magna cum laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

He is dedicated to helping patients in Logan, Garland, and surrounding areas overcome facial pain, injuries, and other conditions to improve your quality of life. Learn more about the specialized treatment he can provide by contacting our office online or calling (435) 755-5000.

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