Sinus Lifts in Collegeville Prepare Your Jaw For Dental Implants
At the LANAP and Implant Center, we want to help you succeed in your smile goals. Our expert implant dentists regularly perform sinus lifts for patients who have been told that dental implants are not an option due to lack of space in the upper jaw. They can “lift” your sinus cavity away from your mouth to create room for implants.Doctor Henry Hsu on sinus lifts Read Transcript
In most patients, once you have the teeth extracted on your upper back region, especially around the back molars, a process called sinus pneumatization happens. And what that means is that your sinus, post-extraction, your sinus would expand.
That air pocket would expand, you will lose bone vertically. And remember that dental implants – for dental implants to be successful, they need to have bone around them. We see a lot of patients missing upper back molars without sufficient bone. So this is where sinus lift, or the so-called sinus elevation, can really come in handy to help the patient, because it is a very predictable way to perform bone graft in the sinus.
Literature has shown that it has extremely high success rate. Actually, even higher than a dental implants themself at about 96 to 98 percent long term. And by adding and augmenting additional bone height in the sinus, a dental implant could be placed predictably. Then of course that's going to restore the patient's bite and function.
Your sinus lift procedure will go well, thanks to the expertise of our Collegeville dentists, both of whom have had extensive training in periodontology. In addition, they use cutting-edge technology like:
- Cone Beam Imaging – We can better plan your procedure using this technology, which provides a 3D image of your teeth, soft tissues, underlying bone, and nerve pathways.
- The Wand® – This computerized system enables us to painlessly administer just the right amount of anesthesia exactly where you need it, so you won’t have a numb face for hours after your procedure.
To see if our implant dentists can create room for dental implants in your upper jaw, schedule a consultation by calling 610-228-4366.
Anesthesia & Sedation Will Keep You Comfortable
If you’re worried that your sinus lift procedure might hurt, you don’t need to be! We use local anesthetics as well as dental sedation to ensure that our patients do not feel any pain or discomfort throughout their visit to our dental office. With our Wand anesthesia system, you don’t even have to worry about lingering numbness following your treatment. You can also choose from two kinds of dental sedation, one of which will be right for you.
Our Technology Speeds Up Your Sinus Lift Procedure
Our cone beam technology allows us to map your entire surgery before we begin, so sinus lifts are faster than ever. The procedure takes between an hour and an hour and a half. You’ll visit again about a week later so we can see how you are healing and to have your stitches removed.
It’s time to get the tooth replacement option you deserve. Call the LANAP and Implant Center at 610-228-4366 for more information on sinus lifts.