No one wants to deal with missing teeth for the rest of their life. The dentists here at McRae Family Dental want you to be able to get dental implants if that is your choice. However, if your upper jaw doesn’t have sufficient bone mass to support implants, you should ask us about sinus lifts in Athens. We can use this type of bone graft to strengthen the bone on your upper jaw so you can enjoy all these benefits of dental implants:Allows to create a more stable appliance Read Transcript
In areas that you normally wouldn't have enough room to place an implant, which is under the sinus, it's not unusual once you take teeth out, the sinuses tend to drop down. What it does, it allows you a chance to raise the sinus up, place an implant there allowing adequate time for it to heal, to create a more stable implant especially in the back. And most times it's not a problem in the front, it's in the back. But you do bone grafts, not only in the sinus areas, there are other areas that there might not be quite enough bone there. So we would graft that site as well and let it heal and then do implants either at the same time, or do them later.
- The ability to eat all your favorite foods
- A confident smile you’ll take pride in showing off everywhere
- Improved oral health and total body health
- A younger, more vigorous appearance
If you think you might need a sinus lift, give us a call today at one of our three locations to schedule a consultation. For your convenience, we’re open as early as 7 a.m. and as late at 7 p.m.
A Sinus Lift Will Strengthen Your Jawbone
Titanium dental implants are one of the greatest inventions of modern dentistry. They serve as replacement teeth roots and allow patients to get their teeth back using sturdy implants and beautiful replacement teeth. However, just like your natural teeth, implants need enough good, healthy bone to bond with.
If you’ve been told your jawbone isn’t thick enough to place implants, the team at McRae Family Dental would love to help you. A sinus lift is a bone graft performed on your upper jaw. It gets its name because the floor of the sinus is actually raised up and bone material is placed in the space where the sinus was. We perform this procedure with as little trauma to the area as possible.
After a few months of healing and bone growth, your jaw should be ready to accept an implant. In some cases, the sinus lift and implant placement can be done at the same time. Your dentist can talk to you about this option and determine if you’re a good candidate.
To find out more about sinus lifts in Athens, call McRae Family Dental today at one of our three area locations: