In order to be a good candidate for dental implants and the many advantages they have to offer, it’s necessary to have a strong jaw bone (for lower teeth) or sinus wall (for upper teeth). This is because the implant is placed into the sinus wall and then fuses to it. The sturdiness comes from this process and a sinus wall that is too thin is insufficient to meet the goal. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up on dental implants entirely. That’s because our Jericho dental implant surgeon, Dr. Warren Baine, can perform sinus augmentation surgery, the results of which will qualify you to have a dental implant.
Sinus augmentation surgery, also know as sinus lifts, takes bone tissue from elsewhere in your body and uses it to enhance your sinus wall. This makes it stronger and thus able to accept the implant. Naturally, there will be a waiting period while the new bone tissue spurs the growth of new and more dense bone in your sinus wall, but this delay is well worth it if you are determined to have a dental implant done by our Jericho dental implant surgeon to replace one of your upper teeth.
Dental implants have an impressive success rate of about 98%, so there is every reason to believe that having sinus augmentation surgery done is a good idea to facilitate the placement of an implant. They look and feel just like a natural tooth does. Furthermore, you will be able to eat, speak, brush, and floss normally, with complete confidence. No messy adhesives are needed to keep your dental implants in place. No clasps are required and there is no effect on your surrounding teeth either, unlike with bridges where the two teeth on either side have to drilled down and have a crown put on them to provide needed support for the bridge. The support and strength for a dental implant comes from its fusion with your jaw bone or sinus wall. That is why our Jericho dental implant surgeon offers sinus augmentation surgery; to allow you the opportunity to have a dental restoration that will serve you well for many years to come, possibly for life.