Sinus augmentation is often needed for patients who are planning to receive dental implants. These patients have suffered bone loss in the area of the sinus cavities and, therefore, do not have enough support to hold dental implants. A sinus augmentation procedure restores this lost bone, allowing for proper support of the new implants.
Why should I consider a sinus augmentation?
If you have missing teeth and are interested in dental implants, sinus augmentation will allow for proper support of those implants. In addition, this procedure restores strength in your jaw bone and reverses damage caused by tooth loss, gum disease, or other issues.
What can I expect from a sinus augmentation procedure?
All in-office surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Once sedated, the surgeon will make an incision in the gums along your upper jaw and use grafting material or donor tissue to reposition the floor of the sinus. The procedure is provided in an environment of optimal safety, utilizing modern monitoring equipment and highly trained staff.
What does recovery look like?
Recovery time varies based on each individual’s circumstances. The oral surgeon will provide specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site, including any foods to avoid.