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Sinus Lift in Kernersville, North Carolina

Setting the Stage for Dental Implants. While simple bone grafts can be used to spur bone growth in some parts of the mouth, the rear of the upper jaw is notorious for requiring a more involved procedure. In order to prepare that portion of the mouth for the eventuality of implants, a special surgery called a sinus lift must be performed. Infinity Dental specializes in oral surgery and can provide high-quality care in a comfortable environment.

Sinus Lift in Kernersville, North Carolina

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Handling the Problem Zone

The insufficient bone mass near the sinuses may be due to:

  • Loss of teeth in the rear region of the upper jaw
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Simple anatomy, such as the upper jaw being naturally thin or sinuses sitting lower than average

During the surgery, a small incision in the gums allows for the sinuses to be pushed further away from the jaw. The newly created space is packed with granules of bone graft material that eventually becomes part of the existing jawbone as it heals.

Post-Surgery Care

You may experience some swelling and bleeding during the initial week following the procedure, but most patients experience only mild discomfort throughout the entire process. Pain medication and antibiotics are provided to ensure quick and thorough healing. After several months, the graft is completely integrated into the natural hard bone, and your jaw can be up to several millimeters thicker. As soon as your Kernersville dentist feels it is acceptable, implants can be placed.

Setting You Up for Success

Sinus lift surgery radically improves your mouth’s ability to successfully receive dental implants that will benefit you for the rest of your life. With the expertise of the top oral surgeon at our practice, our patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure, yet are rewarded with the promise of a lifetime of strong, permanent dental implants.

Sinus Augmentation

Loss of posterior teeth may result in excessive forces being placed on your remaining teeth. Fortunately, the use of dental implants and crowns allow you to replace these missing teeth. However, the position of the sinus in the upper posterior areas may be too low for proper placement of dental implants.

A simple procedure allows the sinus floor to be repositioned, creating enough space to properly place an implant. Various grafting materials are used to encourage your bone to grow more quickly into the area, helping to stabilize the dental implant. Replace with your own bone in this area the grafting material as it grows into the area.

Sinus Augmentation

Under certain conditions, an even simpler procedure can be utilized. When possible, the bone remaining under the sinus floor is gently “pushed up," thus lifting the floor of the “dropped” sinus. Bone replacement materials are then placed beneath this lifted bone. Once again, the bone materials are replaced as your body grow new bone into this area.

Sinus augmentation procedures are highly predictable, with studies reporting over 95% success. Following sufficient healing of a sinus augmentation (6-10 months), implants are placed in a predictable and successful manner. It is important to realize that if the sinus augmentation procedure does not result in enough bone for implant placement, additional bone may be regenerated through a second sinus augmentation procedure at the time of implant placement.

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I got my wisdom teeth taken out at this office, the staff and dentist made me feel so much better about it. I was so nervous but they calmed me down and reassured me everything would be alright. The recovery from surgery was so much easier than I thought. I had a great experience and the people there are so sweet!
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