What is a Sinus Lift?
Your maxillary sinuses are located above your upper molars and behind your cheekbones. The sinuses are empty spaces that are filled with air. In some instances, the tips of the roots of your teeth can reach into the sinus cavity. When the bone between your teeth and sinus cavity is too thin, dental implants cannot be securely anchored.
A sinus lift surgery gently graft additional bone tissue to reinforce the existing bone. This provide a better environment and more stable foundation for the successful placement of a dental implant. In addition, this type of augmentation often stimulates additional growth of natural bone to further supplement the structure supporting your teeth and implants.
How Is a Sinus Lift Performed?
At Contemporary Facial & Oral Surgery, we complete sinus lift surgeries using techniques that are minimally invasive. This promotes faster healing, minimizes discomfort, and reduces the impact on surrounding tissue and bone. Following your sinus lift, we allow your bone adequate time to fully heal before proceeding with the placement of dental implants. This provides you with an optimally healthy environment for your dental implant.
Moving Forward with Dental Implants
Through sinus lift surgery, one of the major obstacles to receiving dental implants can be eliminated. If you have ever been told that you were not a good candidate for dental implants, please contact our team to schedule a consultation. We will answer any questions you may have and provide an examination to determine the best course of treatment to prepare you for dental implant placement.