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Learn More About Coral Gables Sinus Lifts

Prepare for Perfection

When teeth are lost in the upper jaw, this can result in minimal bone mass between sinuses and the oral cavity which can negatively impact the success of a dental implant procedure. A sinus lift is a type of bone grafting procedure that addresses this issue by making a small opening into the sinus near the roots of the teeth located in the upper jaw. The opening is then filled with bone augmentation material. It can take up to nine months for the grafting to heal and fully integrate.

Why Might I Need a Sinus Lift?

Sinuses are air-filled cavities on either side of your nose. When bone loss occurs due to gum disease, facial trauma, or other issues in the area where the upper molars are located, this allows the sinuses to move down. Your sinuses can negatively affect dental implants used to replace back teeth in your upper jaw. A bone graft procedure may be done to restore stability in the upper jaw and move the sinuses back to their proper position. A proper sinus lift, or sinus augmentation, helps to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw, therefore, stabilizing a patient’s dental implants.

Benefits of a Sinus Lift

Sinus augmentation provides a large number of benefits for the overall health and appearance of the jaw and teeth. It can help lessen the impact of bone loss caused by periodontal gum disease, prevent tooth loss in the upper jaw, and stop bone reabsorption after tooth loss. Other benefits of a sinus lift include:

  • Allowing patients with small jaws, deteriorated upper jaws, or large sinuses to receive tooth implants
  • Straightforward recovery with minimal discomfort
  • Preventing future tooth loss
  • Moving the maxillary sinus if it’s too close to the upper jaw to make it easier for the dentist to fit teeth implants