Sinus grafting is a procedure that aims to improve the quality of the jawbone before dental implants can be attached. This advanced technique is used to add height and volume to the jawbone in these cases:
- When the upper jawbone has deteriorated because of gum disease
- When the bone mass in the upper jaw area has thinned because of tooth loss
- When the patient’s maxillary sinus is located too close to the upper jaw, which makes the placement of dental implants difficult to manage.
Sinus grafting at the Dental Implant Group in London makes it possible for you to have all the benefits of a dental implant treatment, even if your upper jawbone has thinned or deteriorated.
Procedure for Sinus Grafting
X-rays will be taken of the upper jawbone and sinus areas to determine the condition of the bones. A local anesthetic will be administered to numb the area where the sinus grafting will be done. The dental surgeon will then make an incision on the gums to expose the bone underneath. A hole will be drilled through the bone to access the sinus membrane, which will then be lifted away from the jaw. Bone grafting material will be placed in the space created by lifting the sinus membrane, and the gums will be stitched closed. A healing period lasting for a few months is needed to give the grafting material time to integrate with surrounding tissue; after this healing period, the dental implants can then be placed successfully.
Do you want to have dental implants? Are you interested to know more about sinus grafting? Please come in for a free implant consultation at the Dental Implant Group in London, so we can give you more details about dental implants and sinus grafting.
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