If you're interested in dental implants but your maxillary sinus are too close to your upper jaw bone, we can perform a procedure called a sinus lift that will create enough space in the jaw for ideal dental implant placement.
Here at SmilesNY, we can perform a simple surgical procedure for patients whose sinus cavities are too close to the jawbone for implants to be placed successfully. Our surgeon will gently lift the sinuses away from the upper jaw, and apply bone grafts to the jaw to create a thicker structure. This will allow implants to be placed with much greater success.
Each patient is different, and the source of your bone grafts depends on several factors. The grafts can be harvested from your own body (autograft), or a cadaver (allograft), or different synthetic bone materials. Our talented staff periodontist, Kevin Loshak D.D.S., will work with you to decide which option is best.
Actually, the procedure is a simple one performed in one visit. Kevin Loshak D.D.S. will make a small incision in the gum and gently move the sinus upward before placing bone grafting material.
If your success with dental implants is being hindered by a maxillary sinus in tooclose proximity to your jaw, then a sinus lift is for you. Feel free to schedule a consultation to go over options today!
Our expert team is happy to answer any questions you may have about sinus lifts, or any other cosmetic dental procedures. Feel free to give us a call at 212.752.6537 or schedule an appointment at our New York office.