Sinus Lifts in Temple, TX

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What Is a Sinus Lift?

At ACE Dental of Temple, our experienced team of dentists offers sinus lift surgery to help increase stability for dental implants in the top jaw. When tooth loss occurs in the back of the upper jaw, the nearby sinus cavity may expand into the area where the tooth roots were located, depleting the surrounding bone tissue. This might result in an inadequate amount of bone to support tooth replacement with dental implants. By lifting the sinus cavity floor and adding bone grafting tissue to fill in the area, we can often create foundation solid enough for dental implants, which require healthy bone levels for function and stability. For more information on sinus lifts, please get in touch with our Temple, TX practice. We are pleased to offer sinus lift procedures, also known as sinus augmentation, to help patients become better candidates for dental implants.

Are You a Candidate for Sinus Augmentation?

You may benefit from a sinus lift if you are missing an upper molar or premolar tooth. This type of procedure may be recommended if you have insufficient bone volume or height in the top jaw, your maxillary sinus floor is positioned too low, or your sinus cavity is too large or has expanded. When you visit ACE Dental of Temple for your treatment consultation, we will use 3D cone beam imaging to view your sinus cavities and jawbone and gain a greater understanding of your needs. We can then explain your options to you and help you determine if sinus lift surgery can prepare your mouth for dental implant placement.

What Is the Treatment Process?

We perform sinus lifts within one of our comfortable treatment rooms. While the procedure is completed under local anesthetic, nitrous oxide sedation may also be provided to help you feel more relaxed during your visit. To begin, an incision will be made in the gums toward the back of your upper jaw. We will then gently retract the soft tissue to expose the jawbone and utilize special instruments to gain access to the sinus. Using a precise technique, we will raise the sinus floor and add bone grafting material into the newly created space. Sutures will then be placed, and your jaw will be allowed to heal before moving forward with implant placement.

Recovery Following Sinus Augmentation

Aftercare instructions will be provided by our team at the end of your visit. A prescription for pain medication may also be given to help keep you comfortable as you heal. We may schedule a follow-up visit for you about 1 – 2 weeks later to remove your sutures and evaluate your recovery. Over the next several months, the graft should fuse with your existing bone into a solid foundation and hold the sinus floor in its new location. Throughout this time, we encourage you to maintain good oral hygiene each day and attend routine preventive care visits at ACE Dental of Temple to help keep your mouth healthy.

Insurance Coverage for Sinus Lifts

Prior to the day of your sinus augmentation, we can review your dental insurance benefits to see if any portion of your procedure might be covered. Our business team will be sure to explain your treatment costs and talk with you about the affordable payment options available at ACE Dental of Temple. We strive to make quality care accessible to all patients and accept a range of convenient financial solutions, including medical financing.

Increase Implant Success With Sinus Lift Surgery

While dental implants may be a great way to replace missing teeth in the upper jaw, they do need adequate bone support in order to work. Our team performs sinus augmentation to reposition the sinus floor and help Temple, TX patients become better candidates for implant dentistry. If you are interested in replacing an upper back tooth with an implant, we invite you to schedule a visit at ACE Dental of Temple to learn if a sinus lift can enhance your treatment success.

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