Sinus Lift

Sinus lifts, also known as sinus augmentation or sinus elevation, are advanced dental procedures designed to address challenges in the upper jaw. This technique becomes necessary when there is insufficient bone height in the upper jaw, often due to tooth loss, trauma or natural anatomical variations. A sinus lift creates additional space by lifting the sinus membrane and grafting bone into the area, creating a stable foundation for dental implants.

Sinus lifts are recommended for individuals with insufficient bone height in the upper jaw, especially in the molar and premolar regions. This inadequacy may result from tooth extractions, bone resorption or the natural anatomy of the sinus cavities. Without a proper foundation, dental implants may not integrate successfully, making sinus lifts crucial for ensuring the stability and longevity of implant-supported restorations.

Sinus lift procedures typically involve accessing the sinus cavity through the jawbone, lifting the membrane and placing bone graft material. This delicate process requires precision and expertise, and patients can expect a thorough evaluation, detailed treatment plan and personalized care from our oral surgeon to ensure optimal results. Recovery time varies, but patients can generally resume normal activities within a few days, with full healing taking several months.

Sinus lifts provide a solid foundation for successful dental implant placement in the upper jaw. By increasing bone volume, this procedure enhances the stability of implants and supports long-term oral health. Patients can enjoy the benefits of improved functionality, restored aesthetics and the confidence that comes with a secure and natural-looking smile. Learn more about how a sinus lift in Gainesville, Virginia, can benefit you by scaling Heritage Dental Arts at 703-349-0099 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nicholas Joyce.

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