What’s A Sinus Lift?

Unless you or someone you are close with is a dentist, you may not be familiar with what a sinus lift is and why it’s done. A sinus lift surgery, or a sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure that is done to make room for more bone in the upper jaw (around your molars) in patients who don’t have enough bone for dental implants. By actually lifting your sinus, we at Clear Lake Dental Care will be able to create enough room for more bone so that your dental implants can be properly anchored. So, what else does this surgery involve and how can you prepare for it? Let’s take a closer look.

When Is A Sinus Lift Necessary?

Just like with any oral procedure, we aren’t going to recommend a sinus lift unless it’s necessary. The most common reasons why we recommend a sinus lift is when:

  • Your sinus cavity is too close to your upper jaw
  • You have lost teeth need dental implants, but don’t have enough bone to support the implants.
  • You have a periodontal disease which contributes to bone loss.
  • Your sinus cavity is too close to your upper jaw

What Is The Procedure Like?

During this procedure, we will add bone underneath your sinus cavities which are on either side of your nose. Once we add the bone, we shift your sinus cavity upward to make enough room for the new bone and the rest of your jaw.

Why Choose Clear Lake Dental Care?

Our goal at Clear Lake Dental Care is to make your life easier. Rather than sending you to another dentist to get your sinus lift, we can perform this procedure in our office. Then you won’t have to feel like you’re being juggled back and forth between dentists. As soon as you are told you need a sinus lift, we can schedule your surgery and get you on the way toward being able to chew and enjoy food again.

Are you in need of a sinus lift? Do you want to learn more about this and other procedures? Schedule your consultation at our Webster office today: (832) 479-4676.

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