Why do I Need a Sinus Lift?

   You are happy to finally be getting a dental implant! However, in order to be a good candidate your dentist tells you that a sinus lift is necessary. A sinus lift? You may think that sounds scary!

   Of course any type of surgery is not usually what you would term as a “piece of cake”. Although a sinus lifts involve surgery, they are performed every single day around the world. It is safe and effective! Learn why doctors often recommend this procedure to patients who need dental implants.

Tooth Loss

   There are many reasons teeth are extracted. Decay, overcrowding, and trauma are some common causes. Bone growth is stimulated by the pressure from chewing and the presence of teeth. Therefore, if one or more extracted teeth are not replaced for a long period of time, bone loss can occur. When this happens, there may not be enough bone structure for an implant to be placed. In such a case, a sinus lift can create enough room and structure to support an implant.

Periodontal Disease

   When periodontal disease is left untreated, the overabundance of bacteria literally begins to eat away at your jawbone! This not only can result in tooth loss but it also means a lack of structure for implants to be placed in. A sinus lift can replace the lost bone to make implants possible.

Maxillary Sinus Issues

   Your sinuses are located directly above your upper jawbone. If your maxillary sinus extends too far down, placing an implant can be impossible. Therefore, a sinus lift will create enough space for an implant.

Rancho Dental

   As you can see, sinus lifts are necessary in many cases if you need dental implants. If you need dental implants, Dr. Perry will examine the health of your jawbone to see if you are a good candidate. If a sinus lift is needed, you now know a little more about this amazing procedure.