Sinus Lifts

Sinus Lifts

Have you lost teeth or have had teeth extracted? Interested in repairing your smile with dental implants in Granville? Patients that have missing teeth in the upper areas of the jaw sometimes require a sinus lift in preparation for dental implant surgery. This is due to natural bone loss after losing a tooth, which can cause a patient to lack the required bone to make dental implants secure.

Why Sinus Lifts?

A sinus lift could be necessary for a number of reasons, including:

  • The natural bone has been reabsorbed by the body.
  • Tooth roots are located in, or nearby the sinus cavity.
  • There is not enough vertical height of bone to support a dental implant.

Our teeth are surrounded by a specific kind of bone that is used to support teeth; once a tooth is lost, the bone no longer has a purpose and is naturally absorbed by our body. Due to the bone loss experienced when a patient is missing teeth, the sinus cavity can expand and occupy the space the bone used to be located. This poses a problem for dental implant placement as they will not be stable. In these situations, our Granville dental office can create additional bone in the affected areas and even move the sinus cavity away from where artificial roots must be placed.

Interested in perfecting your smile with dental implants? Worried you may have bone loss? Contact Village Family Dentist in Granville today! We’d be happy to evaluate your overall oral health and determine if you are a candidate for a sinus lift in preparation for dental implant surgery.

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