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Sinus Lift

Are you curious about dental implants but have been told you don't have the necessary bone density?

A sinus lift can create room in your upper jaw for your implant to correctly sit and fuse to the jawbone.

The doctors at Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. have over 30 years of experience performing sinus lifts for Jackson, MS, patients.

What Is a Sinus Lift?


A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, adds bone tissue to your upper jaw. The maxillary sinus is just above the molars in your upper jaw. To place dental implants in this area, it is often necessary to graft bone into place to give the implant posts enough tissue with which to become integrated. This procedure slightly lifts the soft tissues of the sinuses to create space for the bone graft.

Our Doctors Explain What a Sinus Augmentation is

Dr. Parkes explains sinus lift surgery. He can augment the sinus floor to make room for a dental implant, and place the implant the same day. His training and experience allow him to help patients achieve functional and healthy smiles.

Are You a Candidate?

Our periodontists will review your candidacy for a sinus lift procedure during a consultation at our Jackson practice. 

Bone Loss From Missing Tooth

The primary qualification for a sinus lift is bone loss from a missing tooth. The doctor will examine your jawbone to see if your bone density requires a sinus lift before dental implant treatment. 

Good Oral Health

Our periodontists will ensure that your mouth is free of decay and gum disease before moving forward with the sinus augmentation. If needed, we can recommend treatments to restore your oral health before your sinus lift.

Good Overall Health

For any surgical procedure, patients should be in good overall health to help ensure a successful outcome. Outstanding conditions, like diabetes, should be under control before undergoing a sinus lift. 

See If You Qualify for Treatment Request a Consultation

Many patients have experienced an improved quality of life after replacing missing teeth with dental implants

Our doctors have more than 30 years of experience restoring patients' smiles and look forward to the opportunity to provide you with excellent care. If you have suffered tooth loss, we can assess your needs and recommend the treatment or combination of treatments necessary to make you a candidate for dental implants.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with our office today to request a consultation:

(601) 956-1230

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Drs. Roger B. Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart provide comfortable dental care for patients of Jackson, MS.

5-Star Reviews From Jackson, MS, Patients


Kristi Hughes


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They went out of their way to make me comfortable.  Did a GREAT job too!  I've gotten so many compliments about how pretty my teeth are.  Thank you Dr. Parks and staff.  Y'all made my life so much easier.  I couldn't have made it through this without you.

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tom hrbac


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Dr. Roger Parks and his staff are extremely professional and compassionate!  Their personal attention was  invaluable to me before, during, and after my surgery! Very grateful!

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Before and After a Sinus Lift When Is a Sinus Lift Necessary?

Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart perform sinus lift surgery at their Jackson, MS, periodontal practice to prepare patients for dental implant placement. Implants require strong bone density so they can integrate with the bone tissue and create a stable foundation for a restoration. However, tooth loss can lead to jawbone atrophy, disqualifying many patients from implant surgery. A sinus lift can restore your candidacy for dental implants. 

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Dental implants are small titanium or zirconia posts surgically embedded in the jawbone to provide strong support for dental crowns, bridges, or dentures

Step-by-Step Process of a Sinus Lift

When a patient is receiving implants in the upper jaw, it is imperative to avoid disrupting the soft tissues of the sinuses.
When a patient is receiving implants in the upper jaw, it is imperative to avoid disrupting the soft tissues of the sinuses.


Your doctor will thoroughly evaluate your jaws during a consultation to determine your candidacy for implants. As part of this examination, he will use advanced diagnostic imaging techniques to view the structures of the jaw and face.

If this analysis reveals that the ideal implant site lays too close to the sinus cavities, your doctor may recommend a sinus augmentation. This analysis can also identify the need for bone grafting, a procedure that replaces any tissue lost due to atrophy in the prolonged absence of tooth roots.


Our office provides both local and general anesthesia to patients. Local anesthesia is applied to the treatment site to numb the area, making your sinus procedure virtually painless. Patients can also request general anesthesia to create an unconscious state during the procedure.

Making the Incision

Your surgeon will access the bony wall of the sinuses through an incision in the gums and open a small "window" in the bone that will allow him access to the sinus space. 

Placing the Bone Graft

Next, your doctor will begin placing a bone graft. Synthetic bone tissue is available if necessary. The tissue can be harvested from another area of your body or acquired from a tissue bank. Along with bone grafting, your doctor will place rich fibrin blocks and concentrated growth factors in the space to expedite healing and recovery. 

Closing the Incisions

Finally, the incisions are closed, and the area is allowed to heal over several months until the bone tissue has become integrated and can support your dental implant. Your doctor will provide explicit instructions to follow as you heal from your sinus lift procedure so that you can experience the best possible results.

More 5-Star Reviews From Jackson, MS, Patients


SAnn Prater


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I had the best dental experience ever today with Dr. Stewart and his staff. They were professional, very caring, and made me feel comfortable. I will be recommending Dr. Stewart to all of my friends and family. Thanks again Dr. Stewart for curing my dentist anxiety.

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Tymunda Davis


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I had a great experience with Dr. Parkes, and his staff. They made me feel like family. They were comforting, kind, caring and patient. They went above and beyond. I greatly appreciate them and would recommend them to anyone needing implants, have gum disease or and periodontal work.

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Dr. Roger B Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart

Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.

Our periodontists, Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart are committed to providing patients in Clinton, Ridgeland, and Jackson, MS, with high-quality care in a comfortable setting. They are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Jackson Dental Society

To schedule a consultation at our periodontal practice, contact us online or call (601) 956-1230.

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"Thank you for everything! You have a very friendly office where people greet you by name. Everyone makes me feel at ease and welcome as if I'm the only patient you have. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my periodontal treatment. Kudos to Dr. Parkes and his staff." Alex S.

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