If you’re a candidate for dental implant surgery to replace missing permanent teeth, you might first need a sinus lift to increase the volume of your upper jawbone. At Periodontist of Weston, periodontal specialist Tamir Segal, DMD, and his team offer this surgery to strengthen the tissues needed to create a beautiful smile. Call the office in Weston, Florida, or schedule your sinus lift consultation online today.
A sinus lift is a standard dental surgery in which Dr. Segal increases the amount of bone present in your upper jaw. Having enough jawbone can make you a candidate to receive dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots implanted into your jawbone. Your dentist later attaches artificial teeth to these implants to replace missing permanent teeth.
Dr. Segal lets you know if you’re a candidate for a sinus lift after asking about your symptoms, lifestyle, medical history, and more. He often takes dental X-rays to determine the extent of bone loss you’ve suffered.
Dr. Segal will let you know how to get ready for a sinus lift. You might need to establish proper brushing and flossing techniques, stop taking specific medicines, and arrange to have a family member or friend drive you home after the procedure.
Before a sinus lift, Dr. Segal numbs the treatment area. He offers you a sedative to help you relax. He makes tiny incisions, raises the sinus floor, and places bone graft materials into your jawbone. You might need stitches to hold the bone graft and surrounding soft tissues in place.
Follow Dr. Segal’s instructions after a sinus lift. Get plenty of rest and take medicine as directed. Avoid drinking through a straw, eating hard foods, and exercising intensely until given the OK. After healing for 5-6 months, you could be ready to receive dental implants to replace missing permanent teeth.
Dental implants are metal posts that attach to a sturdy jawbone. They can secure prosthetic devices like dental crowns, bridges, and dentures that can help restore a gorgeous smile.
Keep your new smile healthy and beautiful by seeing your dental provider at least every six months for teeth cleanings and brushing your teeth after meals to prevent gum disease and bone loss.
Call the Periodontist of Weston office to schedule an appointment or book one online today to find out if you’re a candidate for a sinus lift.