If bone needs to be added to your upper jawbone to create a better site for dental implants, our talented dentists at Northwestern Dental Group may recommend a sinus lift. Bone material is typically added to the back area of your upper jawbone, where your molars and premolars are. To learn more about sinus lifts and if this treatment is right for you, call our office today!
This treatment varies from a bone graft because the upper jawbone sits right below the maxillary sinuses. The sinuses must be lifted to allow room for the bone graft to be inserted to avoid damage to your sinuses.
During a sinus lift treatment, our skilled dentists will lift your sinus membrane to push it up and away from your jaw. Once the sinus has been lifted, bone grafting material will be added to the area to increase jawbone strength and structure.
After a sinus graft treatment, a healing time is required before dental implants can be inserted into the jawbone. While this healing time varies greatly patient to patient, patients typically need anywhere from four to nine months before they are healed enough for an implant.
To learn more about sinus lifts in Vernon Hills, Illinois, or to make an appointment at Northwestern Dental Group, call our office at 847-371-3341 today!