What is a sinus lift, and do I need it?
Dr. Shahnaz L. Formoli and her team at Arden Park Dental Care of Sacramento, California, offer a selection of services for new and returning patients in the community. This includes procedures such as sinus lift surgery or sinus augmentation.
What is a sinus lift?
At Arden Park Dental Care, we know that the placement of dental implants may require the replacement of bone loss that might occur along with the tooth loss. However, for dental implants to succeed, they need enough bone structure to secure them. In some instances, the sinus cavities may be in the way, especially for dental implants on the upper dental arch. This may require a dentist to perform a sinus lift.
The sinus lift procedure, also referred to by a doctor as sinus floor augmentation, is a surgical dental procedure that increases the amount of bone in the upper jaw area to allow for the successful placement of dental implants. The maxillary sinus is located directly above one’s upper teeth and can vary in size and shape from person to person. In some cases, when teeth are lost or extracted, this sinus cavity can expand and occupy the space where the tooth once was, and a sinus lift for implant placement is necessary.
Will I need a sinus lift?
When considering dental implants, our team always takes a series of dental x-rays to evaluate the structures that may affect dental implant placement. If the sinus cavities are lower and a dental implant needs to be inserted in the upper arch, it may require this procedure to continue.
How do I determine if I need a sinus lift for implant surgery?
If you are interested in dental implants on the upper arch of the smile but have large or lowered sinus cavities, you may be a candidate for a sinus lift procedure. Our team encourages patients to connect with Dr. Shahnaz L. Formoli and her team at Arden Park Dental Care to learn more about their options. Call (916) 485-4800 to request an appointment at our office, located at 4360 Arden Way #3 and open to patients in and around the communities of Carmichael, Elk Grove, Davis, and Rosemont, California.