Bone Graft & Sinus Lift In Implant Placement


Some people do not have enough healthy natural bone to support dental implants. A dental implant expert can tell you if you need bone augmentation. Natural bone insufficiency can be caused by:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth development defects
  • Wearing dentures long term
  • An injury to the face or trauma
  • Spaces left empty in the mouth after teeth are removed
  • Dental procedures where efforts were not made to restore natural bone

Several techniques are used to rebuild bone, restore your natural jaw line and smile, and provide a strong and sturdy foundation for implant-supported teeth. Most patients proceed with everyday life and work, often by the next day, and continue throughout the months between dental appointments.

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Bone grafting is a safe and highly successful procedure that involves “building up” or adding bone to the jaw by using your own natural bone from another location and/or by using donor, processed, or synthetic bone materials. Bone grafts are often performed in the implant dentist’s office using local anesthesia to numb the areas that will be involved. After the procedure, you will usually be given antibiotics, pain medication if needed, and an anti bacterial mouthwash. Avoid eating certain foods and putting pressure on the bone graft. Your implants will be placed after the grafted bone has fused or become a strong, integrated part of the existing bone. The integration may take three or more months, depending on the location of the graft and the density of the bone.


Upper back teeth are among the most difficult to restore. When the back teeth in the upper jaw are missing the sinus cavity becomes larger as the natural bone deteriorates over time. Sinus lift, also called sinus augmentation or sinus elevation, is a bone-augmentation procedure for patients who have insufficient natural bone in this area for dental implant placement. The procedure involves adding bone below the sinus so that one or more implants can be placed. The procedure does not affect speech, intonation, or cause sinus problems. After the bone has been given time to develop, usually for approximately four to 12 months, dental implants can be placed.

Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 62 Dental Implant and Dental Implants reviews.

Patient Review By Rosie M

Everyone at Dr Hung's centre demonstrated outstanding professionalism, high quality dentistry, and good, friendly service. A special mention must go to Dep, my client liaison lady. Dep went over and above, every time, to make me feel welcome, safe, and understand all the procedures. She also went out of her way to help a friend of mine lodge a police report when her phone was pick-pocketed. I can't thank Dep enough for her kindness, help and friendship. I have made a new wonderful friend in Dep, and I highly recommend Dr Hung's centre to anyone around the world for excellent quality dental work with excellent value for money.

- Rosie M

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Patient Review By Peter Cupsa

thank you for your service is great job very thankful

- Peter Cupsa

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Patient Review By Graham Worthington W

I am very happy with the work performed both on the inplants and the restoration. It was a very impressive dental practice on par with what we have in Australia.

- Graham Worthington W

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Patient Review By Adela Anna-Maria C

Before visiting Dr Hungs Clinic, i had server tooth pain and many broken teeth. This has been a very wonderful and forfilling experience for me as i feel confident again to smile! i had been dealing with these isues for many years but i finally found the courage and dont regret a thing. Thank you for everything once again

- Adela Anna-Maria C

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Patient Review By Alan G

A staff member that I know as Dep was fantanstic, she gave extraordinary assistance to me, I want to praise her as much as I can. I could not reccomend this Hospital higher than I am doing so now, it is the best world wide.

- Alan G

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Patient Review By Rosalie F

Excellent work, nice friendly service

- Rosalie F

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Patient Review By Mariana n

all af things very perfect

- Mariana n

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Patient Review By andreea B

i had a very big job done, implants, bridge, venires, my teeth were all done and now i can smile and feel confident. i had doctor Uan working on my teeth and i am so happy with him and everything he has done for me to have a beautiful smile.

- andreea B

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Patient Review By Paul Jagger J

I was especially pleased with the level of detail in terms of getting a perfect outcome. The dentist here take real pride in their work and genuinely want to give their patients the best possible result. It exceeded my expectations so I am very pleased with my new makeover and smile.

- Paul Jagger J

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Patient Review By Ethan binh nguyen N

Excellent services.

- Ethan binh nguyen N

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Patient Review By julie geary

appreciated for professional, friendly and caring staff. will highly recommend to friends at home

- julie geary

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Patient Review By Concetta Connell M

was very satisfied with the facilities, staff and the way i ứa looked aftter and the final outcome.

- Concetta Connell M

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Patient Review By Andrei K

Was impressed with the quality of work and advise provided by the team. Would come next year for another treatment and will recommend this dental clinic to anybody.

- Andrei K

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Patient Review By Kerry A

Overall experience was very professional and staff could not do enough to make you feel at home. I expected to have a lot of pain with the inplants but was very surprised to have no pain. The best denial experiance I have ever had.

- Kerry A

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Patient Review By Anh-Ni N

Dr. Lan was the doctor who completed the final phase of my molar implant. She is a confident professional who made the job look easy with zero margins for error. Dr. Thinh was the doctor who performed crown & root canal work on a worn-out tooth. He is methodical and takes great care and caution with every step of each procedure. It was a pleasure to have them both work on my teeth.

- Anh-Ni N

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Patient Review By Grant Watson

I have been here for dental work 5 times and I have even brought my son to have an implant. I can not recommend HD Dental any higher. If you are thinking of your options overseas I suggest do it. You won't regret it and you will have a great holiday in the friendliest country in the world.

- Grant Watson

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Patient Review By Mark O’keefe

Service was impeccable, pain level very easy to handle”( “Everything about the treatment was extremelyprofessional. Very poor teeth to begin with. Had xrays, consultation, proceeded with treatment of 9 root canals, two extractions, placement of posts. Also two implants fitted with many crowns & bridge. Highlyrecommend to any friend or family. Service was impeccable, pain level very easy to handle and the end result was beyond expectations – very happy. Will return in 6 months to have extraction and two new teeth fitted. Chose this clinic because the cost of equivalent work in Australia was way too expensive. The clinic was recommended to us by a friend living and working in Saigon. Exceptional service and on par or better with any top clinic in Australia.”

- Mark O’keefe

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Patient Review By Andrew Campbell

Having had a root canal treatment a number of years ago and a number of other teeth that were in poor condition due to football and some neglect I knew that I needed to get some dental work done. My wife also had some issues with her teeth so we decided to make a holiday of it at the same time. I ended up having four veneers and a crown done and could not be happier. My wife required some implants. I would most definately recommend Dr HUNG and Associates to anyone who is wondering about the decision to travel to Vietnam to have their teeth done and already have so to several friends. A work colleague recommended Dr HUNG in Ho Chi Minh city. On our initial visit we were amazed at the quality of the equipment, staff and the professionalism from everyone in the complex. The 3D scans that they do of your mouth picked up issues that my wife was not aware of. To be honest there probably was some shock initially of the work that was required but Dr HUNG and the staff sat down and explained our options leaving us to make the final decision. Once the decision was made the work was done in a very professional and helful manner. Being met at the front door to the surgery by the front desk staff who were always so helpful and caring and that attitude carried through with all of the staff during the duration of our stay helped to make it all go easier. The overall cost was a fraction of what it would have cost in Australia and the results speak for themselves

- Andrew Campbell

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Patient Review By Thomas Giles Cliffer

“I had an implant and crowns and fillings.The Doctors and staff were very helpful and professional. The attention to detail and the hygienic facilities were exceptional. The procedures undertaken were all quoted and reasonably priced. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Hung and his staff. I was referred to Dr Hung by a friend who had extensive dental work undertaken and he recommended the Clinic to me. On my first visit I was shown the facilities on all 4 floors and was impressed with the cleanliness of the Clinic. All works are performed on site by professionals in their fields.

- Thomas Giles Cliffer

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