Air-filled hollows in the bones of your skull are known as your sinuses. Your maxillary sinuses can be found around your cheekbones, just between your eye sockets and teeth. When you lose teeth in the upper back of your mouth, your maxillary sinuses may enlarge and drop down into your jawbone in the area where the absent teeth used to be.
In some cases, even when you have teeth present, there is not enough bone height between your gum and sinus floor for a dental implant to be properly placed. That’s where a sinus elevation or sinus lift comes in. It can lift your maxillary sinus and create more room for the implant.
The goal of a sinus elevation, a bone grafting procedure, is to prepare a specific area for a dental implant in your upper jaw. Dr. Amin Samadian and his highly trained staff in San Francisco frequently perform this procedure because it significantly increases the chances of a successful implant procedure.
There are multiple reasons why Dr. Amin Samadian and his team may recommend sinus elevation to a patient. If you don’t have sufficient bone in your jaw to place an implant due to having a small jaw, a sinus lift may be a good treatment for you. Dr. Amin Samadian and his team may also recommend this procedure if you have a larger sinus that results in limited room for a dental implant or if you are facing bone loss or bone damage.
Take the first step to a healthier smile by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Amin Samadian and his highly trained staff at his San Francisco office.
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When undergoing a sinus elevation, Dr. Amin Samadian and his highly trained staff will make a tiny cut into your gum. Next, they’ll fashion the exposed jawbone to form a moveable flap using ultrasonic devices, which they will gently drive upward into your sinus cavity using water pressure and vibrations. This “lift” produces an empty space that may be filled with bone graft material. In some instances, they may place your dental implant right away, or they may wait six or more months before placing the implant. They will discuss the timeline of your procedure with you prior to your surgery.
Depending on your exact circumstance, Dr. Amin Samadian and his team may use local anesthesia, oral sedation, or nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas) during your sinus lift. Each of these options can reduce the amount of pain and discomfort you feel during your treatment.
After a sinus lift, you can expect a triumphant dental implant surgery.
*Individual Results May Vary
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