Create a Stable Foundation for Your Implants

Dentist in Irving, TX

Placing dental implants in the upper jaw presents a unique set of challenges. The proximity to the sinuses, as well as insufficient bone tissue in the area, can make implant placement surgery complicated. If you have been told you do not qualify for dental implants in your upper jaw, a sinus lift may restore your candidacy for the procedure.

At Kids and Grownups Dental in Irving, TXDr. John Lee can perform this procedure to gently raise your sinus floor and add density to the jaw for a stronger implant base.

A sinus lift can create space in your upper jaw to accommodate dental implants.

Why Do I Need a Sinus Lift?

In general, the back of the upper jaw has less bone tissue than the lower jaw. As such, the sinuses often rest directly on top of tooth roots. Additionally, when teeth are lost, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate and cause the sinuses to expand. In these cases, a sinus lift can create sufficient space between the sinus floor and the jaw for implant placement.

Dr. Lee and our team can determine if you are a good candidate for a sinus lift during your initial implant treatment appointment. We will take a series of scans and x-rays to assess the density of your jawbone, as well as the location of your sinuses, and see if a sinus lift, or other bone graft procedure, is right for you. Keep in mind that while a sinus lift will increase the length of your dental implants timeline, it will also create a more stable foundation for your implant-supported restoration and reduce the likelihood of implant failure.

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Address: 2651 Texas Dr, Irving, TX 75062
Phone: (817) 532-5261

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