Are you missing permanent teeth because of jawbone loss and desire a perfectly beautiful smile? If so, turn to the experts at Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Kenneth Markle, DDS, Jenny Herman, DDS, Barry Biner, DDS, and their exceptional staff, offer sinus lift procedures and bone grafting to prepare you for dental implants. Call the office to find out if a sinus lift is right for you, or request an appointment online today.
A sinus lift, also referred to as sinus augmentation, is a dental procedure that affects the maxillary sinuses behind your cheeks and above your upper teeth. These sinuses are empty spaces, but sometimes your natural upper teeth roots extend up into them.
If you have missing permanent teeth and need dental implants, a sinus lift allows your periodontist to create a small pocket in your upper jawbone and fill it with bone grafting materials.
The main benefit of undergoing a sinus lift at Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants is a stronger jawbone and the ability to receive dental implants in the future. Implants anchor crowns, dentures, or dental bridges to replace missing or extracted permanent teeth.
The Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants specialists have many years of experience completing sinus lifts, and they always use the latest technologies and techniques to ensure superior results.
Your Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants provider lets you know if a sinus lift is right for you after examining your teeth, gums, and mouth and reviewing the results of your dental X-rays. They also discuss your oral health history, symptoms, and desired results before customizing a personalized treatment plan.
During a sinus lift, your Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants specialist numbs the treatment area and offers a sedative to help you feel relaxed. They make a tiny incision to gain access to your jawbone. They then create a small pocket, fill it with bone graft materials, and close the incision.
After a healing period of several months, the bone graft becomes part of your jaw. Your periodontist can then place dental implants into the jawbone as a strong support system for new artificial teeth that replace missing natural teeth.
Sometimes, your specialist can place dental implants during the same procedure as a sinus lift if you have enough jawbone to do so.
To learn more about sinus lifts at Baton Rouge Periodontics & Implants and find out if they match your needs, call the office or request an appointment online today.