Sinus augmentation (sinus lift) procedures raise the sinus floor to allow for the formation of new bone necessary for tooth implants. Tooth implants attach to the jawbone using artificial roots and require a certain quantity and quality of the jawbone to be strong and long-lasting.
If jawbone tissue has been lost due to periodontal disease or injury and can no longer hold a tooth implant, sinus augmentation can fix this problem and expedite the growth of new, stronger bone tissue. Sinus augmentation has been proven to increase the success of dental implant placement.
Most commonly, sinus augmentation begins with a tiny incision near the upper premolar or molar region that exposes the jawbone. An incision is made into the bone, and the membrane lining the sinus on the other side of the opening is gently pushed upward. The space beneath is filled with bone graft material and sewn shut. Bone graft material can be harvested from the body or from a cadaver. The dentist may choose to use synthetic materials to stimulate bone formation as well.
After the mouth has sufficiently healed, dental implants can be placed.
To ask any questions or express concerns about sinus augmentation in Brooklyn, NY, please contact us at Brooklyn Dentist.