Sunshine Family Dental is proud to offer a range of advanced dental procedures, including sinus lifts, to help restore your oral health and improve your quality of life. If you have been told that you require a sinus lift, our experienced team of dental professionals is here to guide you through the process and ensure your comfort.
What is a Sinus Lift?
A sinus lift, also known as a sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure designed to add bone to the upper jaw in the area of the molars and premolars. It is typically performed when there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, or when the sinuses are too close to the jaw for dental implants to be placed. The procedure involves lifting the sinus membrane and adding bone graft material to the area to create a stable foundation for dental implants.
Why Do You Need a Sinus Lift?
If you are missing teeth in the upper jaw, a sinus lift may be necessary to provide the necessary bone support for dental implants. Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth, but they require a sufficient amount of bone to support them. A sinus lift can help ensure the success of dental implant treatment and restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
How Does a Sinus Lift Work?
A sinus lift is typically performed under local anesthesia and some patients may require sedation to ensure their comfort throughout the procedure. Our doctors will make a small incision in the gum tissue and lift the sinus membrane to create a small space for the bone graft material. The bone graft material is then placed into the space and allowed to heal over a period of several months.
After the procedure, it is important to follow all post-operative instructions provided by our dental team, including taking any prescribed medications and avoiding certain foods and activities. Once the area has fully healed, dental implants can be placed to restore your smile and oral function.
If you have been told that you require a sinus lift, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our experienced team of dental professionals will guide you through the process and ensure a successful outcome.