Times Where a Sinus Lift Could Improve Your Oral Health or Implant Chances
Posted on 2/29/2020 by Office
Making the decision to get implants is not always easy. They are expensive and they require you to go through a few steps to make sure they improve your oral health.
There are many things to help improve both your oral health and the chances of successful implants. One of those things is a sinus lift. This procedure can help in a few different ways and is something worth learning about.
What is a Sinus Lift?
When you hear the term sinus lift you may think it involves raising your nose higher, but that is not accurate. A sinus augmentation adds bone to the upper jaw in the area of the molars and premolars. To add this bone, there is a need to create more space in the area. This is done by lifting the sinus membrane up. The idea of lifting the membrane is the sinus lift.
What Does It Do? After you learn what a sinus lift is, you may wonder why you may need to have it done. The area of the back molars and premolars does not have as much bone tissue as other areas of the jaw. For anyone that gets implants, there is often a need for additional bone tissue to place the implants. The sinus augmentation provides the extra bone tissue and the sinus lift allows to the sinus augmentation to take place.
When you are able to get implants, your overall oral health improves. The implants provide support that your jaw and other teeth need for good health. They also make it easier for you to chew food and allow for the removal of any diseased or broken teeth. Implants are a great way to improve oral health and if a sinus lift helps get the implants it also helps improve your oral health.
For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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