When placing dental implants in the back spaces of the upper jaw, we may run into some limitations. When the teeth are missing in these areas, the bone begins to shrink. When this occurs, the sinus will expand to occupy the newly empty space. When this happens, there is an insufficient amount of bone to support a dental implant. To remedy this situation, the sinus has to be lifted so that the grafted bone can fuse with the natural bone.
There are a few types of sinus augmentations. These are:
Because dental implants need to fuse with the jawbone in order to successful, sinus augmentation is typically needed when a patient has an insufficient amount of bone. Below are a few reasons why you may need a sinus augmentation prior to implant surgery:
If you have questions or concerns about your sinus augmentation procedure, please feel free to contact In Highlands Ranch Periodontics located here in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. It’s important to us that you feel comfortable with and confident about your procedure.