Increase Your Bone Quantity in a Dental Implant
Tooth loss can occur as a result of many different situations and it can lead to some serious consequences. Luckily, dental implants are a comfortable replacement option that can last you a lifetime. The key to successful, long-lasting dental implants is having strong, supportive bone tissue to bond them to. But this is not always the case for patients. If you need dental implants in Lake Worth but don’t have enough bone height in your upper jaw, a sinus lift can help.
What is a Sinus Lift?
A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure that adds bone to your upper jaw in the region of your molars and premolars. You might need a sinus lift if you are missing a tooth in the back of your jaw, if you are missing a good amount of bone in the back of your jaw, if you are missing one or more teeth because of a birth defect or condition or if you are missing most of your maxillary teeth.
The procedure of a sinus lift works by raising the sinus floor to allow for new bone formation. To do this, your dentist will make a small incision to expose the bone and cut an oval into it. This allows the membrane to be lifted into the sinus cavity. Then, your dentist will fill the space underneath with bone graft material to regenerate the lost bone tissue. Your dentist will then close the incision so you can heal for your dental implants.
Contact us About Dental Implants in Lake Worth!
If you need a sinus lift before getting your dental implants in Lake Worth, Ferber Dental Group can help. We would love to answer all of your questions about the procedure to make you feel comfortable and informed. To schedule a consultation, contact us today!