SINUS LIFT in los angeles
Reasons for needing a sinus lift include:
- Long-term tooth loss in the upper jaw (particularly the back teeth)
- Bone loss from Periodontal (gum) disease
- Damage to the bone from a previous surgical procedure
- Your maxillary sinus is simply just too close to (or too large for) the area where the implant needs to be placed
What is a Sinus Lift?
The maxillary upper jawbones are located behind the cheekbones and run from under the eyes to the area just above the upper back teeth.
It is very common that the upper back teeth roots will protrude into these sinuses and, if the teeth require to be removed, not much supportive bone is left between the maxillary upper jawbone and the mouth. This creates a problem because it means there is insufficient natural bone in which to anchor a dental implant.
The sinus lift aids in creating more room for your implants to be placed and decreases the chances of having issues with your implants in years to come.
Before the Sinus Augmentation Procedure
During the Procedure
The bone and any bone grafting material must be thoroughly integrated for the dental implant to be successful. Complete and successful healing may take several months, or in certain cases, implants can be placed at the same time, shortening the healing process. Our Los Angeles periodontists will determine which option is best for you.