Sinus Lift Dental Implant
Not enough bone? If you have been told that you may not have enough bone for dental implants, do not despair, we specializes in just your type of case.
When teeth are lost, sometimes the bone around them is lost as well. If so this may need to be built back if implants are to be placed. There are various types of bone augmentation that may be required in different situations, and if you need one of these we will explain to you why and how this is carried out. Not everyone needs this as part of their treatment, in fact most implant treatments don’t, but where there is a lack of bone our surgeons are extremely well-trained for this type of specialized procedure.
The bones that make up your face are hollow and contain air spaces known as sinuses. The sinuses that sit above your upper back teeth are known as the maxillary sinuses. When an upper posterior tooth is lost, the floor of the maxillary sinus drops down into the space formerly occupied by the root of the lost tooth. In order to place an implant, it is often necessary to put the sinus floor back up to where it originally was by adding a bone substitute. This procedure is called a sinus floor bone augmentation or a “sinus lift” A sinus lift is done by a specialist.This could be either an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist.
Guided Bone Augmentation
This is carried out at the time of implant placement, and you will be unaware of the procedure apart from taking a few more minutes of surgery time. Bone is added around the implant where there are small deficiencies in your own bone. This will help to maintain the look of the implant crown where it comes out of the gum.