A sinus lift, in name alone, sounds like a traumatic procedure that nobody would want to undergo under any circumstance. While any type of surgery isn’t exactly a walk in the park, sinus lifts are safe, effective procedures that are performed regularly around the world.
What most people don’t realize is that a sinus lift can greatly improve their dental health. Keep reading to learn more about why sinus lifts can be so effective for many people, as well as why many doctors routinely recommend them to their patients.
Loss of Teeth
When a tooth is lost, either due to trauma, decay or because of overcrowding, sometimes the bone around that area is reabsorbed into the jaw. While this isn’t always a problem, it can be impossible to place a dental implant when the patient has gone too long after the tooth has been removed to get the implant.
To remedy this situation, a sinus lift is commonly performed to ensure that there is ample room and enough supporting structure for a dental implant to be effectively placed.
Periodontal disease occurs when tooth or gum damage, often from decay or other health problems, becomes so bad that damage to the jawbone occurs. When damage to the jaw occurs, the problem may be so extensive that the structure itself is too weak to properly support a dental implant.
In the case of dental implants or necessary dental work, a sinus lift can help replace any bone that was lost because of periodontal disease.
Maxillary Sinus Issues
When a person’s maxillary sinus is too close to their upper jaw there also can be issues that occur when an individual needs a dental implant. To fix this issue, more space is made in that area through the sinus lift procedure. Once completed, people with maxillary sinus issues can get regular dental implants that will last their lifetime, with proper care.
American Sinus Institute
Contact American Sinus Institute to learn more about the sinus lift procedure and its many benefits.Our Balloon Sinuplasty procedure is also effective at treating many sinus issues. We will be happy to consult with you to determine the best procedure for your individual case. Please contact us today.