You may not be a good candidate for dental implants since there needs to be enough bone density, along with enough space for an implant to be put in without touching the nasal passages. A surgical sinus lift may be performed to help you become a candidate for an implant. At SEDA Dental, we will get you ready to receive an implant with sinus lift surgery. Insufficient jawbone height, poor bone quality, or sinuses that are too near to put an implant are reasons why you might require a sinus lift, also referred to as sinus augmentation surgery. The sinus floor is lifted to ensure an implant will be easy to place. Schedule an appointment with skilled dentist Dr. Mauricio Antezana at our practice in Boca Raton, FL to find out more about dental implants and sinus lift surgery.
Nominees for a sinus augmentation may have an insufficient area in the top jaw to get a dental implant if the sinuses are excessively big or too near the jawbone. In your appointment with Dr. Antezana, a digital x-ray will be needed to measure your sinuses and jaw and ascertain whether moving the sinuses and/or a bone graft will be a proper 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 office by Dr. Antezana. If necessary, a bone graft will be prepped. A surgical incision will be placed in the soft tissues located in the back of the mouth. The gums will be lifted to show the jawbone. The bone graft, if needed, will be put in before the sinuses are pushed higher and further from the jaw. Lastly, the incision inside the gums will be stitched.
Following your sinus surgery, you could be written a prescription for pain relievers and antibiotics that will assist you through your recovery. Dr. Antezana will also talk to you about the best way to take care of your incisions by giving you instructions prior to the procedure. You need to schedule another appointment about a week 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 insurance, we will speak to your insurance to ascertain your policy and calculate your personal expenses. If you do not have dental insurance, then Dr. Antezana can speak with you regarding payment options and provide you with more information on low-interest financing.
Sinus Lift Surgery
If you are eligible for a sinus lift, preparing the jawbone is vital to the achievement of the implant. Dental implants require good support in the jawbone until they may be set up, and a sinus lift procedure will continue to keep the implant from invading your nasal cavity. We invite you to call our practice in Boca Raton, FL to schedule an appointment.