Do you have any teeth missing? Are you ready to replace any missing teeth that you may have? Were you told that you cannot replace those teeth? This is a situation that many patients run into and it is because they do not have enough bone in their jaw. This can be disappointing for most patients who want to have the procedure done. There is a solution to this problem though and we offer it here in our Bayside office.
When you find out that you do not have enough bone in your upper jaw, Dr. Hwang will work closely with you to see if you can receive a sinus lift. This procedure is VERY beneficial and there are many different reasons why someone would want to have it done. With a successful sinus implant, you can receive the dental implants you want.
What Exactly is a Sinus Lift?
When you come into Eten Dental, Dr. Hwange will sit down with you and go over your dental history. Once he has a good idea of what is going on, he will take x-rays of your mouth to determine if a sinus lift is the appropriate steps to take. If you are lacking bone in your upper jaw, you may receive a recommendation for this procedure.
While the procedure does seem scary, it is quite routine in nature and the procedure will add bone to the upper portion of your jaw. This will then allow you to receive the dental implants you need to replace missing teeth. The bone that you have injected into your jaw does not need additional room and will go into the spaces where bone is already missing.
When you have, this procedure done, Dr. Hwang will lift up your sinus membrane and move it to make room for the bone. Dr. Hwange is an experienced and trained dentist who will complete the procedure in our Bayside office. You will never have to worry about multiple appointments, as this procedure is done in just one visit.
Why Would I Need a Sinus Lift?
A sinus lift is generally needed when you need to replace bone in your upper jaw. Bone loss can occur from trauma to the jaw and even when you have gum disease. It is important that you limit how much bone you lose because it can completely change the way your face appears and it can cause a shift in your natural teeth.
Benefits of a Sinus Lift
There are many reasons why you should have a sinus lift performed. One of the first reasons is because you may want to replace some teeth that you are missing. If you want dental implants, you need to have enough jaw bone to support the dentures themselves. If an implant is put into your mouth, but there is not enough jaw bone, you will find that the implants fail.
In addition to replacing your teeth, you will receive a huge boost of confidence. You will not have to feel embarrassed again when you go out in public and you will be able to smile and laugh freely without the worry.
Lastly, a sinus lift can help to maintain your facial structures. When you lose bone in your jaw, you may notice that your facial structure will change too. Proper bone in the jaw can prevent this from occurring.
What Are the Risks?
As with any dental procedure, there are always risks that come along with it. You do not want to enter into the procedure blindly, as this is not smart to do. You should keep an eye out for an infection, as it is one of the biggest risks, but it is still uncommon. If an infection does occur, then you need to contact Dr. Hwang immediately.
Another risk that may occur is where a hole forms in the membrane. This is often due to the membrane becoming torn or poked. If this does happen, the hole will need to be stitched back together and then you will need to allow it time to heal before the bone can be added.
In addition, you may experience some mild symptoms from swelling to bleeding and more. These symptoms only last a couple of days. If your symptoms do become worse, you will need to speak with Dr. Hwang immediately to ensure there is nothing serious wrong.
Almost all of the patients who do undergo this procedure experience success and we have an almost 100% success rate in all sinus lifts.
The Sinus Lift Procedure
When you come into our office for the procedure, you will be prepped for the procedure first and then Dr. Hwang will come to talk to you. The sinus lift is performed by cutting into the gum. An incision will be made at the top section of your gum near where the jaw is. Once the incision is made, the gums will be folded down to expose the bone.
Dr. Hwang will then cut into the bone and look for any empty pockets that need to be filled. The sinus membrane will be lifted and moved upwards to add room for the bone. Once this is done, the bone will be injected into the spaces where it is missing. Your gums will be stitched back together.
Once the procedure has been completed, you will be able to head home. You should give your bone time to heal and once it is, you will be able to receive dental implants.
Come in for a Consultation Today
If you would like to learn more about a sinus lift in Bayside, NY, now is the time to contact Eten Dental. We are experienced in all types of sinus lifts and we will provide you with the information you need to make decisions about your dental health care. Once the procedure has been completed, Dr. Hwang will monitor your progress to ensure bone growth, so that dental implant can be received. Call our office now.