Any time you think about surgery, you have to weigh the benefits with the risks. If the surgery you are thinking about is a sinus lift, finding out the benefits is not difficult.
But a sinus lift will not help everyone. There are times when it is the right choice and others when it is not worth doing.
Missing or broken teeth can cause a myriad of problems. One of the problems associated with missing or broken teeth is the loss of bone in the jaw. There are several ways for people to fix missing or broken teeth. Dental implants, crowns, full or partial dentures are some of the tools that dentists have to restore the smile. These are great tools, but they do have limitations.
All the tools to fix missing or broken teeth require a solid base to work properly. If the bone in the jaw is not strong enough or if there is not enough bone, the tools will not work the way they should. Implants can fail, dentures may not fit, and crowns may break. A sinus lift can add bone to the areas where needed so that these tools will work.
Fixing the Anatomy
The loss of bone through gum disease or missing teeth is one area where a sinus lift is beneficial, but there is also a group of people it can help that do not have these issues. Some people's anatomy makes it hard to put in dental implants. If the maxillary sinus is too close to the upper jaw, there is not always enough room for the implants. The sinus lift surgery can correct that problem.
If you are missing teeth and want to find the best way to replace them, you may also need to learn about sinus lift. It is a procedure that makes all the other tools that much better.
If you want to find out more about sinus lift surgery or any other dental procedure, contact our offices today.
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Lake Norman Oral and Facial Surgery DR. RAYMOND J. HAIGNEY II
9727 Northcross Center Ct Huntersville, NC28078
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