Your sinuses are empty, air-filled spaces, into which some of your tooth roots extend. When you are missing a tooth in your upper dental arch, our oral surgeons may recommend a sinus lift to thicken the bone in the upper jaw so that dental implants can be successfully placed. We invite you to call Ocean Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for more information about sinus lifts in Santa Barbara, California, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. David McAninch and Dr. Robert Kiken.