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Sinus Lift in Chester, VA

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If you’re considering dental implants but lack sufficient bone in your upper jaw, a sinus lift can be the right solution. At Felton Dentistry, we specialize in sinus lift procedures to help prepare your jaw for successful dental implant placement.

What is a Sinus Lift?

A sinus lift, also known as a sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure that adds bone to the upper jaw in the area of the molars and premolars. This procedure is usually performed when there is insufficient bone height in this area, often due to the natural expansion of the maxillary sinus.

A sinus lift may be necessary to ensure the stability and longevity of dental implants. The most common reasons for needing a sinus lift include:

Bone loss: Over time, the jawbone in the upper back region can deteriorate due to tooth loss, periodontal disease, or aging, leaving inadequate bone thickness for implant placement.

Sinus expansion: The maxillary sinus can expand and encroach on the upper jawbone, reducing the available bone for implant placement.

By performing a sinus lift, we can increase the height and thickness of the bone in the upper jaw, providing a solid foundation for dental implants and ensuring their long-term success.

Understanding the Sinus Lift Procedure

The sinus lift procedure generally involves the following steps:

1. Evaluation and Treatment Planning: Our dental specialist will evaluate your oral health, review your medical history, and conduct imaging tests, such as X-rays or CT scans, to assess the condition and thickness of your jawbone. We will then develop a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs.

2. Anesthesia: Local or general anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

3. Access and Lifting: An incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the underlying jawbone. A small window is then created in the bone to access the sinus membrane. The sinus membrane is gently lifted, and bone graft material is placed in the space created between the jawbone and the sinus membrane.

4. Closure and Healing: The incision is sutured closed, and a period of healing is needed for the transplanted bone to integrate and promote new bone growth. This healing period typically takes several months.

After the healing period is complete, you will be ready for dental implant placement, restoring your ability to chew, speak, and smile with confidence.

The Felton Dentistry team has the knowledge, experience, and state-of-the-art technology to perform sinus lifts with precision and care. We are committed to providing our patients in the Chester, VA area with a comfortable and successful treatment experience, ensuring the optimal conditions for your dental implants.

Contact us today at (804) 717-2099 to schedule a consultation and discover how a sinus lift can help you achieve a strong foundation for your dental implants and restore your smile’s functionality and aesthetics!

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