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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 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 an implant, but also prevents disturbing the maxillary sinus.

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 allow room for the implant to properly sit, and to avoid disturbing the sinus tissues.

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 more than 28 years, making him one of the most established doctors in the Logan, UT, area. 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. 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. Request an appointment at either our Logan or Garland, UT, office locations:

(435) 774-0227

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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 different sedation options to help you achieve a relaxed state, including nitrous oxide, oral sedatives, and IV sedation.

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Christine Forman

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Dr Anderson has wonderful bed side manors and always lets me know the pros and cons of what I dealing . Very intellectual and listens to your wants and needs and fears . He makes you feels safe and explains the procedures as he does them . His staff is well trained and very nice and understanding of situations and makes you feel at home I highly recommend him to anyone . Thanks again

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Brent A

2020

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I brought my elderly father on the referral of a Cache Valley medical clinic (Sterling Healthcare) to see Dr. Anderson. The staff and clinicians were totally professional and kind to us both. Saw us the same day as my dad was experiencing a difficultly with his face. Dr. Anderson was great. He got my dad on a treatment plan to get him back to normal. So thankful for his care, billing policy, and professionalism. Thank you all. We’d highly recommend this facility.

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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 25 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 3-D imaging.

Dr. Anderson has two office locations to serve you.

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, 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 Her Story

"Dr. Anderson has helped me to be able to function when my mouth has been in so much pain. I had two implants that could not heal. My entire mouth was sore tender and not working from previous dentist work. Dr. Anderson solved the problems with the implants and helped me to once again be able eat and have a normal life. Thank you to you and your staff." Mary Kay W

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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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2021

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Excellent service. They made me feel very comfortable and explained what would be done so U knew what to expect.

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Kevin Anderson

2020

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Absolutely wonderful. Great and friendly people. Completely pain free and fast. He will be my go to doctor from now on.

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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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