You’re considering dental implants to ensure that the replacements for your missing teeth look and feel like natural pearly whites. Now you learn there is the possibility that you might also need a sinus lift. So, what is a sinus lift, and why is it so important?
The oral surgeons at the office of [Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are highly trained specialists whose goal is making sure that your implants have the proper fit, feel and function you desire. But some patients don’t have the sufficient amount of bone structure necessary to support these implants. Possibly they have experienced bone loss due to gum disease or tooth loss. Our specialists can remedy this by performing sinus augmentation to add bone to the spaces between the molars and premolars of the upper jaw. We accomplish this by “lifting” the sinus membrane to make room for the bone.
If a sinus lift is indicated, our team conducts a thorough examination including a comprehensive set of X-rays to study the patient’s jaw and sinuses and pinpoint precisely what is required. Many patients experience only a minimal amount of discomfort, and the procedure has been proven to greatly enhance the chances of receiving implants that will last for years to come.
You can feel confident when you are in the hands of our expert team at the office of [Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Our oral surgeons have undergone some twelve to fourteen years of intensive training, going well beyond the typical four years of general dental studies. We have performed many highly successful procedures involving implants and sinus lifts, and have our patients’ comfort, appearance, and health in mind every step of the way. If you have questions about any aspect of the procedures we offer, we are more than happy to provide answers that will put your mind at ease. Please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
By Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
May 25, 2021