You can’t get a dental implant done if your sinus wall is weak. This means that your sinus wall is incapable to hold the length of a dental implant. In such cases, your dental practitioner may refer you for a sinus augmentation procedure. A sinus augmentation, or sinus lift, refers to the bone grafting operation that is carried out in the upper jaw sinus-cavity (area above your upper teeth) in order to gear you up for a dental fixture.


Sinus Augmentation Procedure

In this procedure, some bone-grafting material is placed into your maxillary sinus, which results in a dense sinus base on which a dental implant can be performed. The process is also referred to as a ‘sinus lift because a thin layer of your sinus tissue needs to be lifted out for replacement with all the bone grafting material. This operation usually takes place in the dental surgeon’s clinic under local anesthesia. There is a specific recovery program for each patient, which you must diligently follow after your operation.

Benefits of Sinus Augmentation Procedure

Sinus augmentation has become quite popular over the last decade or so and is currently used for a number of reasons. The two main reasons for someone requiring the procedure are:

• Their sinuses are very close to each other.

• Their upper jaw lacks bone height.

There are several known benefits of having a sinus augmentation procedure.

Here are some of the ways in which you can benefit from a sinus augmentation:

1. Combats Effects of Periodontal Disease
If you have suffered due to a periodontal disease, you may require a sinus augmentation. A periodontal disease can impact the bones in your jaw and can lead you on the verge of losing an ample amount of jawbone. The sinus augmentation can renew any such bone-loss.

2. Aids in Tooth Replacement
Tooth loss may also lead to a reduction of bone in your jaw area. Post your tooth loss, the surrounding bone is often assimilated back into the body. But if you require an implant to substitute a lost tooth and have delayed it for a long time, you may not have sufficient bone left for the procedure. A sinus augmentation can enhance the quantity of the bone required for your tooth replacement.

3. Adjusts Upper Jawbone Sinus
Your upper jawbone (or maxillary) sinus may be too close to your upper jaw. This can be a cause of concern only if you need to have dental implants, because there is not enough space to anchor the replacement tooth. With the help of a sinus augmentation procedure, your dentist can effortlessly adjust your maxillary sinus in order to accommodate an implant.

You can experience the multiple benefits of a sinus augmentation procedure and bask in the dental health that you deserve!

Fabey Dental Studios is a leading dental care service provider in Easton. We value our patients and are committed to provide comprehensive dental services like, bonding and white filling, bridges, crowns, dentures and periodontal health services. Our staff stays current with the latest technology and advances in dentistry and has gained a reputation of excellence in rendering optimal oral health and esthetic dentistry.

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