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Sinus Lift – The Solution to Upper Molar and Premolar Bone Loss
Have you worried that you cannot replace lost upper molars or premolars due to bone loss? A sinus lift in Jacksonville, FL, can solve your problems!
It is not unusual for adults to experience the loss of one or more of their teeth. However, before dental implant placement, they may require a special type of bone grafting procedure called a sinus lift or sinus augmentation. Dr. Roger D. Robinson regularly performs sinus lifts to ensure that missing teeth can be comfortably and securely replaced. Contact Northeast Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants at (904) 737-2040 to discover how a sinus lift can change the way you look and feel, as well as the health of your mouth.
Replacement of Missing Teeth Is Not Just for the Sake of Your Appearance
People with missing upper molars and premolars often feel that getting those teeth replaced is just an aesthetic decision. This is not entirely true. Missing teeth, including those in the upper molar and premolar regions, have long-term dental health implications such as:
- From the moment you lose one of your teeth, the bone starts to resorb. In other words, it quickly deteriorates.
- The teeth around the missing teeth may begin to shift. This can create bite issues, as well as unnecessary wear-and-tear on the teeth.
- The teeth around the missing tooth can become more susceptible to developing plaque and calculus deposits. These deposits of bacteria and hardened matter frequently lead to issues like cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis and periodontal disease.
Getting a tooth implant is a healthy choice to replace an upper molar or premolar. If the bone has already begun to resorb, or has lowered in density and width, a sinus lift/augmentation can be a practical solution. Learn more by calling (904) 737-2040 for a consultation.
Understanding the Sinus Lift for Dental Implant Placement
When a dental implant is placed into the gap left by a missing tooth in the upper molar or premolar region of the mouth, its post must be securely anchored by bone. Unfortunately, bone loss around the area of the missing tooth is common. To help the bone build itself back up, a periodontist may perform a special type of bone graft called a sinus lift. During the sinus lift surgery, the bone is exposed, and new bone is grafted into the space. This helps build up the area between the place where the tooth implant post will be surgically embedded and the sinus cavity. Not only does a sinus lift foster healthier bone strength, but it also provides more protection for the sinus.
Sinus lift surgery requires several months to heal before dental implant surgery can occur. After the sinus lift surgery, your periodontist who performed the sinus lift in Jacksonville, FL will request that you follow certain protocols, including coming in for regular check-ups. Please plan to make all your appointments, as it is a critical component of a successful sinus lift. After the body has begun to build new bone, the periodontist can proceed with dental implant surgery as planned. Not only will you have a new tooth, but the bone in your upper molar or premolar area will be brought back to healthy levels!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A DENTAL IMPLANT FOR AN UPPER MOLAR OR PREMOLAR?
You may need a sinus lift in Jacksonville, FL. Call our team for a consultation about your missing upper tooth or teeth today: (904) 737-2040