Sinus Augmentation Procedures
Successful, healthy dental implants require enough jawbone formation to keep the implant strongly attached. If bone loss has occurred, then a sinus augmentation can be performed to allow for new bone formation and lifting the sinus floor to allow for the placement of dental implants. Sinus augmentations, also called sinus lifts, are often done for people who need implants along the upper back jaw and for those who have multiple missing maxillary teeth but don’t have the needed support to use implants. Our oral surgeons can provide a sinus augmentation through multiple methods to allow for sufficient bone growth and implant placement and help restore your smile back to health.
How Sinus Augmentation Allows More Room For Implants
When diseases such as periodontal disease cause the bone to degrade, the bone becomes insufficient in being able to support restorative treatment. Sinus augmentations allow for the use of bone grafts, a method of repairing the jawbone through either removing the patient’s own bone or assisted by a donor patient to graft the material to the affected area. In some cases, however, performing a sinus lift and placing implants can help stimulate bone growth within the area without the need for bone grafts.
Sinus augmentation works through various incisions and cuts to promote better working space for dental implants and operate through a series of steps to be performed successfully. Under the guidance of Dr. Shabtaie, our team helps prepare our patients for this surgery through these protocols:
- General Anesthesia: Our team of oral surgeons will provide you with numerous options for sedation to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
- Incision Work: To begin, our surgeons will create an incision along the back area of the upper mouth, separating the bone from the gum tissues to expose the jawbone area. From there, a small circle is cut into the bone, and the membranes of the sinuses are gently pushed to create space in the sinus cavity.
- Bone Graft Placement: Once the sinus cavity has a sufficient amount of space, the bone graft will be surgically inserted for patients with significant bone loss to promote bone growth.
- Dental Implant Placement: For patients who do not need bone grafts, dental implants can also be surgically installed during this period where the jawbone is exposed.
- Closing and Recovery: Once completed, our surgeons will close the incision areas with sutures and provide you with post-operative instructions for recovery.
Why Choose Us For Sinus Augmentation
Sinus lift surgery is an excellent option for those needing dental implants but does not have sufficient bone mass as a supportive base. Our surgeons at University Oral Surgery Center have been performing sinus augmentations and implant procedures for years and have been providing our patients with high-quality dental care that works. Our team will work through every step with you to help you gain the smile you’ve always wanted. For more information about our sinus augmentation procedures, please arrange an appointment with us today to get started.