Sinus Lift Surgery An Overview
The success of the dental implant procedure directly correlates with the condition of the bone that the implants are placed into. When the upper teeth are removed, it may sometimes leave a thin wall of bone separating the sinus from the mouth. In order for the dental implant to fuse with the jaw bone, it needs an adequate amount of healthy bone structure. To give you the best chance at a successful dental implant process, we may recommend sinus lift surgery.
Sinus lift surgery is ideal for patients who:
- Have lost one or more teeth in their upper jaw
- Have lost bone due to periodontal disease
- Have experienced a loss of bone density due to missing teeth
- Do not have an adequate amount of space between the maxillary sinus and the upper jaw bone
For patients with bone loss, the sinus lift surgery can help counterbalance the effects of bone loss by raising the sinus floor and stabilizing the bone for the placement of dental implants. This is an important step in the restoration of a smile that is stable and secure when using implants to replace lost teeth.