Your sinus wall must be sufficiently thick and strong if you’re thinking about getting a dental implant to replace an upper tooth. And just as bone grafting is available as a way to correct a thin jaw bone for lower teeth, so too can we at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Queens LLC offer sinus lifts as the applicable procedure for augmenting your sinus wall so that you can experience the advantages of an implant.
The process of our Corona sinus lift is that bone tissue is harvested from another part of your body, or alternatively, bone is obtained from a tissue donor bank. Our oral surgeon enhances your sinus wall structure with the tissue, and this spurs the growth of more of your own bone. The result is a sinus wall that meets the standards required for a dental implant thanks to our Corona sinus lift. It takes a few months for this new bone growth to occur, but that is time well spent. Not only does implant dentistry have a remarkably high rate of success, over 95%, but with proper care it is possible to get a lifetime of use out of one. Unlike a traditional bridge or dentures, an implant needs no messy adhesives nor the loss of material from neighboring teeth to promote stability. They’re structured to mimic the best qualities of a real tooth, with a root that extends past the gums and into your sinus wall, just like natural teeth. And with upper teeth, dentures have to contend with gravity, making them less reliable. You’ll never have to worry about that with an implant.
Contact our office so that we can book an appointment for you. Come in and find out if our Corona sinus lift is necessary for you to get your new dental implant.