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Signs You May Need to Have a Sinus Lift
Posted on 5/15/2020 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Signs You May Need to Have a Sinus Lift
While some people call it a sinus augmentation, patients undergo a sinus lift so that they can have additional bone added to the area on top of their upper teeth. Your maxillary sinuses are located on top of your upper teeth and behind your cheeks. Sinuses are usually empty, filled with air. For proper support, the roots of the upper teeth often extend into the maxillary sinuses. When you remove these teeth, the only thing remaining is a thin bone between the mouth and the maxillary sinuses. For people who want any form of dental implants, this bone is quite crucial since they get their support from the said bone. As such, when the sinus wall is too thin, placing an implant becomes problematic since the implants need something stronger to gain proper support.

What Are The Signs You May Need A Sinus Lift?


You might need a sinus lift If you have lost your upper teeth and don't have enough bone to secure the implants, then a sinus lift is necessary. Once the new bone is available, then securing the dental implants becomes an easy job. Also, if you had Periodontal gum disease, then it's highly likely that you also lost bone and teeth in the jaw area. If you need to replace them, a sinus lift might be necessary. A sinus lift might also be necessary where your sinus is too close to the upper jaw for implants to be placed safely. Moving the sinus up should give us the necessary space to secure the implants and avoid any future sinus problems. If you've had teeth that are missing due to a certain condition or even a birth defect, then this lift could do you a lot of good.
For a dental implant to be strong and long-lasting, the quantity and quality of the jaw bone are crucial. As such, if there is any bone loss due to periodontal disease or injury, then a sinus lift is necessary. Basically, what happens here is that the sinus floor is lifted and held in place, therefore, allowing for new bone to form in the space left. This new bone, then becomes the foundation of any dental implants. If you think you need a sinus lift, you are always welcome to our facility. We'll take great care of you and provide you with the best smile.
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