Dentist in Union City area describes the sinus lift and immediate implant
In some cases, the sinus area can become problematic when a dentist in the Union City area wants to place dental implants. The sinus may expand and create atrophy of the bone. This may require patients to consider sinus augmentation, also known as a sinus lift, in order to prepare the area for the placement of dental implants.
First, the dentist will use a special tool to drill into the bottom of the sinus floor. A flat-ended tool called an osteotome is a surgical tool used to lift a small piece of bone slightly into the sinus. This can help in lifting the sinus membrane to a higher level to make room for the implants. Sometimes, a small spoon-like instrument is used to lift the sinus membrane internally. Once the sinus has been augmented enough to allow space for the implant, the area is filled with the patient’s own bone or a bone substitute. This bone is then augmented accordingly. If patients have sufficient bone left that can successfully stabilize the implants, dental implants can be placed at the same time as the internal sinus procedure. Otherwise, patients will need to consider bone-grafting procedures to prepare the area accordingly for further treatment.
This treatment is highly beneficial for patients who are seeking dental implants but do not have enough space for the results to be successful. Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta, the three dentists available at Center for Implant Dentistry, can perform x-rays to check for the health and wellness of the bone and determine if treatments such as the sinus lift are necessary. If not, patients can then work with their dentists to find out what needs to be done to obtain the dental implants necessary for restoring the function and aesthetics of the smile.
Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta are available for patients near the Union City area who are interested in not only general and preventative dentistry, but restorative services as well. Contact the Center for Implant Dentistry today to book a consultation visit and evaluation.