If you don’t have adequate bone to place dental implants in your upper jaw, or your sinuses are too close, Union Dental Implant Center offers sinus lift surgery in Austin TX. As an integrated implantology and aesthetic dentistry studio, we offer dental implant surgery, state-of-the-art technology, and an onsite laboratory to ensure you receive the highest standard of care. We also limit our appointments to only six a day to ensure we have a full understanding of your oral health needs.
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What is a Sinus Lift?
One of the most important factors for the success of dental implants is whether the patient has adequate bone density. Traditionally, the upper back jaw has been a very difficult area to place dental implants because of its low bone density and proximity to the sinuses. If you’ve lost your upper molars or had them extracted, it can also cause the sinuses to drop.
Sinus lift surgery (also called sinus augmentation) is designed to correct this problem by building up the bone and raising the sinus floor. Typically, the sinus lift procedure is performed separately from the dental implant procedure, but in some cases, they may be done at the same time. Sinus lifts have been proven to greatly increase the chances of success of all types of dental implants.
We start by administering anesthesia (we also offer sedation if needed). During the procedure, we make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the bone below and then cut a small circle of bone out of the sinus cavity so we can push back the sinuses. Then, we fill the hole with the bone graft material and close the incision to allow it to heal and develop new bone cells.
Do I Need a Sinus Lift?
Sinus lifts are required to address bone loss or sinuses that are too close to the jaw. Dr. Carter may recommend a sinus lift if you have:
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Missing teeth in your upper jaw
- Bone reabsorption after tooth loss or an extraction
- Too little room to place the implant due to jaw size
- Large sinuses
- Bone damage or a pathology
- Anatomical considerations (ex: the location of your tooth roots, sinuses, nerves, or blood vessels)
Schedule a Sinus Lift Consultation in Austin TX
If you’d like to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for a sinus lift, schedule a consultation with Union Dental Implant Center in Austin TX. We’ll perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health, discuss your options, and develop a customized treatment plan. We’ll also spend time getting to know you and answering any questions you have. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.