A surgical sinus lift may be performed to help you become a candidate for a dental implant by creating enough space for the implant to be placed without affecting the nasal passages. At SEDA Dental of Delray Beach, we will get you ready to receive an implant with sinus lift surgery. Not enough jawbone height, poor bone quality, or sinuses that could be too near to put an implant are all reasons why you might require a sinus lift, also referred to as sinus augmentation surgery. The sinus floor is raised to ensure an implant will be easy to place. Schedule an appointment with dentist Dr. Emily Andrade at our practice in Delray Beach, FL to find out more about dental implants and sinus lift surgery.
Nominees for a sinus augmentation may have an insufficient area in the top jaw to receive a surgical dental implant if the sinuses are too large or too near the jawbone. In your appointment at SEDA Dental of Delray Beach, a digital x-ray will be taken to measure your sinuses and jaw and ascertain whether moving the sinuses and/or a bone graft will be an appropriate plan of action to prepare for an implant.
What To Expect
Sinus lift augmentation is an advanced surgical process that is completed in our office. If necessary, a bone graft will be prepped. A surgical incision will be placed in the soft tissue in the back of the mouth. The gums will be raised to show the jawbone, and the bone graft, if needed, will be placed before the sinuses are pushed up higher and further from the jaw. Lastly, the incision inside the gums will be stitched closed.
Following your sinus surgery, you may be written a prescription for pain relievers and antibiotics that will assist you through your recovery. Dr. Andrade will also talk to you about the best way to care for your incisions by giving you aftercare instructions following the procedure. You will need to schedule another appointment about 7 – 10 days after your sinus surgery to have the stitches removed. The bone graft may require a few months to heal until a dental implant procedure may be scheduled.
For patients with dental insurance, a member of our financial team will speak to your insurance provider to determine your policy and calculate your personal expenses. If you do not have dental insurance, then we can speak with you regarding payment options and provide you with more information on low-interest medical financing.
Sinus Lift Surgery
If you are eligible for a sinus lift, preparing the jawbone is vital to the success of a dental implant. Implants require good support in the jawbone and having a sinus lift procedure will continue to keep the implant from interfering with your nasal cavity. We invite you to contact our practice in Delray Beach, FL to schedule an appointment in order to learn more.