You may not be a good candidate for dental implants if you do not have a healthy amount of bone along with enough space for an implant to be placed without touching the nasal passages. However, a surgical sinus lift may be performed to allow you to become a candidate for an implant. At SEDA Dental, we will prepare you to receive an implant through sinus lift surgery. Not enough jawbone height, poor bone quality, or sinuses that may be too close to put an implant are all reasons why you might require a sinus lift, also referred to as sinus augmentation surgery. The sinus floor is raised to ensure an implant will be easy to place. Schedule an appointment at one of our locations in South Florida to discover more about dental implants and sinus lift surgery.
Candidates for a sinus augmentation may have insufficient space in the top jaw to receive a surgical dental implant if the sinuses are excessively big or too near the jawbone. During your appointment at SEDA Dental, a digital x-ray will be taken to measure your sinuses and jaw and ascertain whether moving the sinuses and/or a bone graft will be an appropriate plan of action to prepare you for an implant.
What To Expect
Sinus lift augmentation is an advanced surgical process that is completed at our offices. If necessary, a bone graft will be prepped. A surgical incision will be placed in the soft tissue of the back of the mouth. The gums will be raised to show the jawbone. The bone graft, if needed, will be placed before the sinuses are pushed up higher and further from the jaw. Lastly, the incision inside the gums will be stitched.
Following your sinus surgery, you may be written a prescription for pain relievers and antibiotics that will assist you through your recovery. A member of our team will also talk with you about the best way to take care of your incisions by providing you with aftercare instructions prior to the procedure. You need to schedule another appointment about 7 – 10 days following your sinus surgery to remove the stitches. The bone graft may require a few months to heal until an implant may be scheduled.
For patients with dental insurance, we will speak to your insurance provider to determine your policy and calculate your personal expenses. If you do not have dental insurance, then we can speak with you regarding payment options and provide you more information on low-interest medical financing.
Sinus Lift Surgery
If you want to be eligible for a dental implant, preparing the area is vital to the success of the procedure. Dental implants require good support in the jawbone and having a sinus lift procedure will continue to keep the implant from interfering with your nasal cavity. We invite you to contact one of our facilities in South Florida to schedule an appointment with our experienced dental team.