Sinus Lift North Hollywood
Implant treatment has revolutionized dentistry in the past few decades, and the treatment is more versatile and effective than ever. In the past, implants were only available to individuals with sufficient bone density, dimensions, and strength. However, today, virtually anyone is a candidate for implants, thanks to advanced bone grafting. In many cases, it doesn’t even cause a delay. A-Dental Group offers sinus augmentation and immediate implant placement at our North Hollywood office.
When sinus augmentation is needed
When there is not enough bone in the jaw near the sinus cavity, a dental implant cannot be placed without grafting. This situation may arise for a number of reasons, including:
- Bone damage caused by advanced periodontal disease
- Bone resorption due to missing teeth
- Insufficient room between the jaw and the maxillary cavity
- Naturally small or low density bone in the upper jaw
What to expect from the procedure
Sinus augmentation, also called a sinus lift, is a straightforward surgery that raises the sinus floor and develops optimal bone structure for implant placement. Many patients are surprised to discover that the procedure and recovery period are quite comfortable.
We begin with completely numbing the area. Your dentist then creates a very small opening to expose the sinus membrane. The membrane is gently lifted to its optimal location and bone grafting material is put in place. At the same time, the implant is inserted, allowing the bone to heal around it. The gum tissue is closed around the implant and grafting material.
The final step comes after healing is complete. At that time, we will perform another minor oral surgery to add your permanent tooth or teeth. The result is a natural-looking, fully functional smile that should last a lifetime. To learn more or book an appointment, call us at (818) 975-3888.