If you need an oral surgeon in Melbourne, Florida then give Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants a call to schedule an appointment. Dr. Steve Sedaros performs many procedures but one in particular is called the sinus lift procedure. This surgery adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars.
“The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or “lifted.” A sinus lift is done when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed,” the experts at Colgate.com explained. Colgate.com gives several reasons for this:
- People who have lost teeth in their upper jaw, such as the back teeth or molars, do not have enough bone for implants to be placed.
- Bone may have been lost because of periodontal (gum) disease.
- Tooth loss may have led to a loss of bone as well.
- The maxillary sinus may be too close to the upper jaw for implants to be placed.
The sinus graft makes it possible for many patients to have dental implants when years ago there was no other option other than wearing loose dentures. If you are interested in this procedure then give Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants a call today to see how we can help you.