If you need dental implants to replace missing permanent teeth but lack enough jawbone to ensure the procedure’s success, the experts at Dental Studio of Pasadena in Pasadena, California, can help. The experienced team of experts offers sinus bone augmentation to create room for new bone and make your dream of the perfect smile a reality. Call the office to get started or schedule an appointment online today.
Sinus bone augmentation, also called sinus lift surgery, makes room for increased jawbone volume by raising the floor of your sinus cavity. This allows new bone to form and provides the opportunity for you to receive dental implants — artificial teeth anchored by metal posts. The implants replace missing or extracted permanent teeth to perfect your smile.
You could be a candidate for sinus bone augmentation if you’ve lost a substantial amount of jawbone to aging, gum disease, or other things. Jawbone loss increases the risk of permanent tooth loss and can prevent you from being a candidate for dental implants.
The benefits of sinus bone augmentation include a stronger jawbone, increased jawbone mass, and a reduced risk of future oral health problems.
Your Dental Studio of Pasadena provider will let you know if you’re a candidate for sinus bone augmentation. They’ll review your desired results, oral health history, and treatment preferences.
They analyze the results of your dental X-rays and examine your gums and teeth before creating a personalized treatment plan and letting you know what to expect during the procedure.
Before your surgery, the Dental Studio of Pasadena team numbs the treatment area. They’ll offer a sedative to help you relax or fall asleep. They make a tiny incision, create space within your bone, and fill the empty gap with bone grafting materials. The bone graft can come from other parts of your body, a human donor, or it can be synthetic bone material.
Your dentist sometimes places dental implements in your mouth before closing the incisions. Over time, the grafts stimulate new bone growth to increase the strength and size of your jawbone.
After the procedure, get plenty of rest and take medication as directed by your Dental Studio of Pasadena provider to improve comfort and reduce the risk of infection. After a healing period of several months — up to a year in some cases — your jawbone fully regenerates.
If you haven’t already received dental implants, you might now be ready for dental implant placement and new artificial teeth.
Call the Dental Studio of Pasadena office or book an appointment online today to find out if sinus bone augmentation is right for you.