A sinus lift is a procedure that adds additional bone to the upper jaw. Your Crystal Falls, TX dentist at Renken Dentistry might recommend a procedure like this if your sinuses rest too close to your jaw, which can be a problem if you want dental implants, or to lengthen bone height in the upper jawbone.
If you’re missing teeth near the back of your mouth, the jawbone might have eroded, which happens when the root of a tooth is no longer there to stimulate it. Dental implants can prevent this from happening, but many people need to have additional bone inserted before they can receive implants to begin with.
Sinus lifts can restore bone to this area of your mouth. After the area has healed, you’ll be ready to have your implant procedure.
During this procedure, we add more bone to the area between your sinuses on your nose and jaw. This bone might be harvested from elsewhere on the patient’s body, but xenografts, or bone tissue from animals such as cows, are often used instead. The sinus is then lifted to make room for the additional bone.
We perform all of our procedures in-house and a sinus lift can be completed in just one appointment. You’ll be given anesthesia to guarantee that it will be a pain-free experience. Some swelling and discomfort are normal in the days following your surgery. Contact your Renken Dentistry Crystal Falls, TX dentist if the pain is extreme or lasts longer than a few days.
Your dentist will be able to tell you if you need a sinus lift procedure. To book an appointment, call our office today!