A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure that involves adding bone to your upper jaw. This procedure focuses on adding bone between the maxillary sinuses and upper jaw next to the molars and premolars with the aim of preparing your mouth for dental restoration.
Bone insufficiency within the upper jaw can make it impossible to carry out restorative dentistry, which is why sinus augmentation becomes a necessity before performing any tooth restoration procedure.
At Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey, we're experienced in sinus augmentation procedures. Request an appointment with one of our periodontists to learn more about whether it's right for you.
Our Sinus Lift Procedure
When you undergo a sinus lift procedure at SDNJ, our periodontists will harvest bone materials from your own body, a cadaver or an animal and graft them onto your upper jaw to stimulate the growth of new bone in the sinus cavity. Most people prefer using their own bone - autogenous bone - since it is safer and reduces the risk of disease transmission.
The method our professional dentist will use to treat you depends on many factors. These include:
- The degree of bone insufficiency
- The specific area of the mouth that requires a lift
- Any other underlying oral problems
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Sinus Lift?
Sinus augmentation comes with various risks and complications such as inflammation, allergic reactions, edema, nerve damage and hematoma. Therefore, our periodontists will perform some preliminary tests to determine if you're a good candidate for a sinus lift. A potential candidate for a sinus lift is anyone who has the following:
- Insufficient bone in the upper jaw
- Missing upper tooth in the back of the upper jaw
- Missing teeth due to congenital defects
Benefits of Undergoing a Sinus Lift?
The benefits of undergoing sinus elevation include:
- Replaces loss of bone quickly and effectively
- Prepares the upper jaw for tooth replacement in case of missing teeth
- Creates room for fitting dental implants by moving maxillary sinus
- Restores the functionality of the tooth structure
- Is minimally invasive and heals rapidly
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
As experts in the field, we've heard our fair share of questions about sinus augmentation and sinus lifts at Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey. Here are some of the most common concerns:
- Does Sinus Augmentation Hurt?
Sinus augmentation is a minimally invasive procedure that involves cutting some part of the upper floor of the mouth and gums. Just like most surgical procedures, a sinus lift might hurt, but only for a week after the procedure. Your SDNJ periodontist will prescribe you some painkillers and antibiotics to reduce the pain and prevent infections.
- How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The procedure takes about 40 to 60 minutes, depending on the degree of your bone loss. Our periodontists use local anesthesia and IV sedation during the procedure to make you as comfortable as possible.
- Is Sinus Augmentation Permanent?
Sinus augmentation delivers permanent results - any defective outcomes can be corrected by performing further surgical procedures.
- Where Can I Get a Sinus Lift Near Me?
For professional services in sinus augmentation, visit the Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey dental clinics in Manalapan, near Englishtown, NJ.
Choose Our Periodontist for Your Sinus Augmentation Procedure Today
A periodontist can take care of all sorts of problems that may arise during augmentation - that's why enlisting a trusted provider like SDNJ is always recommended when seeking sinus lift surgery.
If you live in Manalapan, Englishtown or any surrounding New Jersey areas, contact SDNJ now. Our periodontist, Dr. Samantha Aaron, is approachable, knowledgeable and can address all your concerns in a friendly manner.
Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey (SDNJ) provides services to patients in need of a Sinus Augmentation or Lift in Manalapan, NJ. Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey also serves patients from the areas of
Freehold, Old Bridge, Englishtown, Morganville, Marlboro, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, Middlesex County, and Monmouth County, New Jersey.