Sinus Lift

Sinus Lift

Have you been told you don’t qualify for dental implants? DC Dental Spa provides sinus lift procedures to help patients increase space and bone density for dental implants.

In order to be a candidate for dental implants, you must not only have enough bone in your jaw, but you need to have enough space for the dental implant.

For patients who are missing teeth in the upper rear of their mouths—near molars or premolars—and have lost bone, their sinus floor may be too close to the teeth in order to successfully place an implant.

Fortunately, a sinus lift procedure with our team at DC Dental Spa can help raise your sinus floor, which creates an area for bone to be developed for dental implants. There are different ways to conduct a sinus lift procedure, which will depend on your unique constitution. We can help you determine if you would qualify for a sinus lift during your consultation with us.

Did you know that the upper rear of your jaw naturally contains less bone than your lower jaw? In cases where missing teeth have led to bone loss, a sinus lift can help you have a more successful dental implant procedure.

Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. They provide a sturdy and lifelong replacement, but in order to be successful, enough space and jaw bone must be present. You may need a sinus lift prior to a dental implant procedure if:

  • Your sinus floor is too close to your upper jaw for a dental implant procedure due to your natural anatomy.
  • Gum disease has led to bone loss in the upper jaw.

During a sinus lift, your own bone or bone from a donor will be used to supplement the bone beneath your sinus cavity. Prior to this procedure, you’ll receive x-rays and possibly a CT scan in order to identify whether or not you would benefit from a sinus lift, as well as to ensure your oral surgeon can properly see the area and place the bone.

A sinus lift procedure is minimally-invasive, and recovery time takes just a few days. In the following months, your body will accept the new bone and begin to generate its own bone in the area.

Sinus lifts have become more common since people are realizing the benefits of dental implants to save their teeth. The procedure typically only requires local anesthesia. A small incision will be made in your gum tissue, and bone granules will be placed via a syringe into the designated area. You’ll receive stitches or sutures and be able to return to your normal activities in a few days’ time.

If you’ve been told you don’t qualify for dental implants or have questions about getting a sinus lift, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at DC Dental Spa. Contact us today by calling us at (202) 873-1054 to schedule a consultation for dental implants or a sinus lift!

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