If you are receiving a dental implant in your upper jaw, our dentist may recommend a sinus lift prior your implant placement. A sinus lift may be necessary if the loss of your tooth or periodontal disease has caused your supporting bone structure to deteriorate over a period of time.
Sinus lifts, also known as sinus augmentations, are a type of bone grafting procedure designed specifically for the upper jaw, and work to restore bone density in the area of the molars and premolars so that your implant can be successfully placed and stabilized in your mouth.
During your sinus lift procedure, Dr. Hamid Rouhani will carefully lift the sinus membrane in the area above your upper jawbone and to the side of your nose. Our dentist will then add bone grafting material to the area of the maxillary sinuses in order to enhance the bone structure in the area.
Sinus lifts usually require a healing period of four to nine months to ensure that the grafted material can bone properly with your natural bone structure. Following this healing period, our dentist will place your dental implant.
We invite you to call All-Star Dental Implants at 919-825-3855 to learn more about sinus lifts in Garner, North Carolina, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.