Posted on 7/23/2020 by Pacific Maxillofacial Center
A sinus lift is a procedure in which the mass of a patient's upper jawbone is increased by means of surgery. Extra bone is inserted between the premolars and molars on each side of the nose. Over the last couple of decades, this has become a very common practice and can offer a number of benefits to the patient. Here are a couple of specific advantages to having this corrective procedure performed:
Dental Implant Eligibility
For those dental patients who are missing teeth and would like to expand their options beyond dentures, but do not have enough bone mass to qualify, a sinus lift may be just what the doctor ordered. The teeth, which are specifically targeted for replacement are the ones in the rear of the upper jaw area. Although it is not typical, in certain instances, dental implants can actually be inserted at the same time as the sinus lift is performed, drastically reducing the recovery time for the overall process.
There are many possible causes in which bone loss in this region can occur. Tooth loss, various traumas or injury, as well as cancer treatments can all have a profound impact on this area of the mouth, leaving it damaged with a reduction in size and mass. A sinus lift can help to correct these issues by implanting bone into the shallow regions, improving a number of oral functions.
To find out if you might be a good candidate for a sinus lift, as well as if it would help you with some of the issues that you may be facing, please don't hesitate any longer to get in touch with our office. We would be more than glad to set up a time for you to come by for further evaluation and dental care.