Dental implants are a great way to restore your smile, but some patients lack sufficient bone elevation between their sinus floor and gums, preventing proper implant placement. A sinus elevation procedure with Dr. Samadian can prepare you for a complete smile restoration procedure.
We all have air-filled hollows in the bones of our skulls, known as the sinuses. Your maxillary sinuses can be found around your cheekbones, just between your eye sockets and teeth. When teeth in the upper back portion of the mouth are lost, the maxillary sinuses can enlarge, dropping down into the jawbone and filling in the area where absent teeth used to be.
In some cases, even when teeth are present, there still isn’t enough bone height between the gums and sinus floor for the proper placement of dental implants. This is where a sinus elevation or sinus lift comes in. Using this procedure, Dr. Samadian can lift your maxillary sinus and create more room for implants, enabling you to fully restore your smile. If you’re in San Francisco or the East Bay and you’re ready to learn more about this procedure, reach out and set up your consultation today!