Maxillary Implants are a Challenge in Dentistry, But a Sinus Lift Can Help
At Lakeshore Dental Specialists in Detroit sinus lift is offered to correct a sinus expansion so that you can replace missing rear teeth with dental implants. Our Detroit dentists are sinus lift specialists. With your sinus lifted and your upper molars and premolars properly restored, you will enjoy an improved quality of life, with no more difficulty biting or chewing.
Your upper back jaw is one of the most difficult areas to replace missing teeth. It is important to seek help from a qualified dentist with experience in this type of implant. If you lose an upper molar, your first phone call should be to our highly trained dentists at Lakeshore Dental Specialists in Detroit.
A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is a cutting-edge technique that allows your Lakeshore dentist to place an implant in the most challenging area of your mouth — the rear upper jaw.
Dental implants need bone to stay in place. After losing an upper molar, your maxillary sinuses can expand downward. Maxillary sinuses are air-filled cavities located near your upper molars.
If you have a sinus expansion, it makes a dental implant to replace the tooth difficult or impossible. Sinus expansion leaves less bony tissue to attach the implant. Your bones in this area are also less dense than other parts of your jaw.
At Lakeshore Dental Specialists, we strive to provide you with the best sinus lift Detroit has to offer.
At Lakeshore Dental in Detroit sinus lift is an innovative procedure that raises the floor of your maxillary sinuses. This creates more space for your implant to affix to your bone. By adding bone dimension, our dentists can successfully place your dental implant with ease.
A sinus lift may be necessary if you have:
When you come to Lakeshore to discuss maxillary dental implants, we treat you like family.
Our dentists understand that tooth loss can severely affect your quality of life. Therefore, our Detroit dentists pride themselves on providing effective solutions to restore your oral health.
At Lakeshore Dental Specialists, our doctors are skilled in both types of sinus lifts, including horizontal or vertical sinus lifts. We aim to make the procedure as comfortable and safe as possible. Once your maxillary implant is securely in place, you can feel confident knowing it can last a lifetime with proper care.
After examining 3D images of your teeth and maxillary sinus, your treatment can begin. In some cases, our dentists can perform a sinus lift at the same time as your tooth implant. In other cases, you might need to wait six months to heal between procedures.
Lakeshore dentists are trained in various techniques to create bone space. With a horizontal sinus lift, our surgeons pass through the area where you are missing teeth to access your sinus lining. Your sinus membrane is gently lifted upward. Next, donor bone goes in so your dental implant stays firmly in place. In a vertical sinus lift, you may have enough bone to stabilize a dental implant, but not enough to fully surround it. Our dental specialists place a small amount of donor bone and raise your sinus floor.
Once the bone mass is sufficient, it is possible for your dentist to install your dental implant.
An implant is a titanium post that replaces the root of your missing tooth. After healing from your surgery, you will receive a permanent crown to restore the visible portion of your tooth.
Recovering after a sinus lift with dental implants takes time. Horizontal sinus lifts may occur during the same surgery in some cases.
For vertical sinus lifts, it takes around six months for your sinuses to heal before the bone is strong enough to support your dental implant. Once your implant is in place, healing can take a few months longer. Although the process may seem slow, your dental implants can last decades with proper care.
At Lakeshore Dental Specialists, you can rest assured that our team has the technology and expertise to perform a safe and effective sinus lift with dental implants. Our dentists offer comprehensive care both during and after your procedure. Call our office today to book an appointment.
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