A sinus lift is a surgical treatment used to enhance the quantity of bone in the maxilla to facilitate a future procedure or to restore the sinus to a normal condition. This procedure involves adding bone to the upper row of teeth, specifically to the area where the upper molars are housed.
Your sinuses are empty, air-filled spaces on either side of your nose. Immediately below them is a fragile area of the jawbone which contains your upper molars. Since this area is already thin, losing bone here could make it very difficult to perform a dental implant procedure. Therefore, sinus lifts aim to reinforce the bone in this location to prevent further bone loss and make it a strong enough structure to sustain an implant.
Several dental situations might make a sinus lift necessary. You might be a good candidate for this condition if:
The Center for Advanced Dentistry team is equipped with the most advanced equipment, highly skilled experts, and a variety of sedation options to make your next procedure a success. If you think you could benefit from a sinus lift, give us a call today to learn more!
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