If you are missing teeth, you may be looking for possible treatment options to restore your smile and help you look and feel your best. While there are many procedures available, a sinus lift may be what you need. A sinus lift is a surgical procedure where your sinus membrane must be lifted or moved to place extra bone on your upper jaw. The purpose of this procedure is to apply additional bone to your jaw that will hold dental implants securely into place. In many cases, your current bone is not strong enough or there is too little bone to hold implants properly.
This surgical procedure is much more invasive than other dental procedures and will require some preparation from your oral surgeon and dentist. Extensive x-rays and exams may be required to ensure the proper steps are taken during the procedure.
During the procedure, your gum tissue will be cut and raised. Your sinus membrane will be pushed away from your jaw and bone will be added to hold the sinus membrane into place. The exact procedure will vary depending on your specific conditions and you will want to work closely with dental professionals throughout the entire process. You will also want to follow-up with your dentist to ensure that you heal properly and that the procedure was a success.
While this surgery is certainly more invasive and carries more risks than other procedures, it has many benefits and may be necessary to achieve that perfect, beautiful smile that you are after. At Markham 7 Dental, our group of specialists are ready to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have regarding your oral health and these dental procedures. Reach out to us today and let’s begin planning and creating a smile that is functional, beautiful, and healthy.
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