Sinus Lifts: 3 Things To Know

Not sure what to make of the diagnosis you have received as you look into choosing dental implants for yourself? If you were told you need a sinus lift because of upper jaw damage … but you don’t really know what that means … it can be easy to become hesitant. Don’t fret. We will spell out a few things you need to know, so you see it’s but a simple requirement that will help you reach your goals.

#1: Your Sinus Floor May Need A Hoist

When you experience tooth loss in your upper arch, something similar happens to your jawbone that occurs when you lose teeth in your lower arch: The tissue begins to become resorbed. Translation: Your jaw tissue goes away, thereby leaving you with less of it. What’s unique to your upper jaw is the fact that the floor of your maxillary sinus rests on it. So, if you need bone grafting to improve the volume of your jaw, you may need a sinus lift to make room for it.

#2: You May Need One For Dental Implant Candidacy

Keep in mind that if you want dental implants then you need a full, strong jawbone. If your jaw tissue has deteriorated, it will be time for the aforementioned bone grafting. When the implants are going into your upper arch, a sinus lift (as you’ve likely gathered) is often necessary, too.

#3: It’s Pretty Convenient

Don’t worry. You don’t need to feel like the amount of visits and time you’ll need for your preparatory treatments has just doubled. We will perform the sinus lift and the grafting during the same visit, so it’s not going to add any inconvenience to your journey toward receiving dental implants.

Come In For Your Sinus Lift Today!

When you’re not ready for dental implants just yet, we encourage you to get the ball rolling on your sinus lift and bone grafting ASAP, so you can complete your smile. Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-584-1630 to schedule your visit today.