If you have lost one of your upper teeth and are considering implants, there might be some obstacles in your way, namely, the amount of bone. Many people don’t have enough bone to provide a base of support for implants but there is a way to correct this issue. Dentalmed Associates is home to leading experts in oral surgery and we are excited to offer sinus lifts to facilitate implants and similar procedures.
Often called ‘sinus augmentations,’ sinus lifts are used when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw to conduct a dental implant or similar treatment. The procedure will add bone in the space between your molars and premolars of your upper jaw and the sinuses on the sides of your nose. This calls for the sinus membrane to be raised which is why its named ‘sinus lift.’
Sinus lifts are needed for people without enough bone to support a dental implant. Bone loss can happen to anyone as it has many causes. Commonly, it can be the result of periodontal disease, resporption of the bone into the body caused by tooth loss, or simply a birth defect or anomaly that results in having less bone or space than is common in the upper jaw.
Makes you eligible for dental implants
Restore bone lost due to disease or injury
Regain a normal bone structure
Ability to restore function and esthetics
Bone loss should not prevent you from receiving a dental procedure that could restore your smile. Dentalmed Associates is equipped with the technology and expertise to provide effective sinus lifts and get you on track to a full smile. Call us today to book an appointment!