Tooth implant - can I avoid sinus lift? (6.8mm bone, 10mm dental implant)


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Hi all,

5 months ago, I had a tooth extracted (tooth #16) and now need to get a tooth implant.

My doctor wants to perform the implant without a sinus lift, but another doctor said I need a sinus lift/bone graft. My bone height is 6.8mm, and both doctors want to use a 10mm dental implant.

My dilemma:

One doctor wants to perform a sinus lift/bone graft because the 6.8 mm bone isn’t enough.

The other doctor also wants to use a 10mm implant, but without a sinus lift. He said a few millimeters of the implant will be in the sinus cavity, and that should be fine.

What should I do?

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(Incase its relevant, I’m 33 years old)
 

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honestdoc

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Nothing should penetrate the sinus. I would have an experienced periodontist or oral surgeon place implant with sinus lift. Don't cheap out.
 

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