You may not be a good candidate for dental implants if you lack enough space between your sinus cavity and arch to safely place the implant, but a surgical sinus lift may be able to help. At SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach, we will get you ready to receive an implant with sinus lift surgery. Insufficient jawbone height, poor bone quality, or sinuses that may be 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 a member of our experienced dental team at our practice in Pompano Beach, FL to find out more about dental implants and sinus lift surgery.
Nominees for a sinus augmentation may have insufficient space in the top jaw to place a dental implant if the sinuses are excessively big or too near the jawbone. During your appointment at our facility, a digital x-ray will be used 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 a member of our team. 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 place 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. A member of our team will also speak with you about how to best care for your incisions by giving you detailed instructions at your appointment. You may 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'll speak to your insurance to ascertain your policy and calculate your personal expenses. If you do not have dental insurance, then we 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 adhere to the bone, and a sinus lift procedure will continue to keep the implant from colliding with your nasal cavity. We ask you to call our practice in Pompano Beach, FL to schedule an appointment to learn more.