Before placing dental implants, Dr. Michael Hardcastle will want to ensure your bone is strong enough to support them. If it’s not, you may need an oral surgery procedure to beef up your bone structure. This is especially true in your upper jaw, which has less bone than your lower jaw. With sinus lifts in Dallas, Dr. Hardcastle will:Doctor Hardcastle on Sinus Lifts Read Transcript
In some situations, when a tooth has to be lost in the back part of the upper jaw, those teeth are in close proximity to the sinuses. In ordinary circumstances, that might prevent a patient from having enough bone to place an implant, but they are definitely not interested in a removable appliance. In that situation, there's a very simple process that we go through. It's an additional surgical step, but very simple process, it's very comfortable, where we can actually lift the floor of the sinus, graft additional bone, and create an adequate amount of bone to place an implant. When we can do that, it helps our patient avoid that uncomfortable removable appliance that really changes their quality of life in a negative way. If you feel like that's something that you're looking for, we'd love to have the opportunity to discuss that option for you here at Village Dental Care.
- Create a stronger foundation for implant placement
- Use 3D imaging to assess the need for a sinus lift procedure
- Offer you a choice of sedation to keep you relaxed
- Lessen the chances of problems resulting from implants placed too close to sinuses
Call (972) 440-1980 to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Hardcastle. He’ll consider the condition of your jaw and other factors when determining whether you’re a good candidate for implants.
A Sinus Lift Procedure Helps You Enjoy Implant Advantages
During a sinus lift procedure, Dr. Hardcastle carefully moves the sinus membrane away from your jaw, then adds material to spur new bone growth into the space he has created. You will typically need to wait a few months for the bone to grow before your implant placement. During this time, he will monitor the condition of your jaw using digital X-rays and/or 3D imaging.
The goal is to make your jaw ready for implants so you can enjoy their many advantages:
- Bite strength similar to what you had before tooth loss, so you can eat all your favorite foods
- Simple oral hygiene, often no more than brushing and flossing
- No embarrassment from slipping dentures
- Replacement teeth that look and feel natural
Stay Relaxed With Your Choice of Dental Sedation
It’s not uncommon to be nervous about a sinus lift procedure. But you don’t need to be. You can choose to receive one of two forms of sedation: fast-acting laughing gas or a calming prescription pill. Either way, you’ll remain relaxed throughout your treatment.
For sinus lifts in Dallas, call Village Dental Care at (972) 440-1980.