At Belleville Dental Care in Belleville and Tweed, we offer patients sinus lifts who require new bone growth for their dental implant.
What is a sinus lift?
Some of the roots of your upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses, located in your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. If these upper teeth are extracted, what remains is only a thin piece of bone separating the sinus and your mouth. If you require a dental implant, you need this bone to hold it in place. When the sinus wall is too thin, an implant cannot be placed.
If this bone is injured or affected by periodontal disease, a sinus lift can help raise the sinus floor and allow for new bone to form. By strengthening and growing this bone, dental implants can be secured in the new bone growth.
Am I a good candidate for a sinus lift?
We may recommend a sinus lift if you are missing one or more teeth at the back of your jaw, you have significant bone loss or you are missing any of your front teeth and require a dental implant.
What can I expect during a sinus lift procedure?
Typically, your dentist will make a small incision to expose the jawbone. A small opening is created on the bone and the lining the sinus is pushed upward. The space will be is filled with bone grafting material. After a few months, the bone will begin to becomes part of the jaw.