Restore Your Candidacy for Dental Implants With a Sinus Lift
When patients wanting to receive dental implants have inadequate bone tissue in their jaw. Dr. Stephen J. Malki may recommend a sinus lift to restore their candidacy for this life-changing procedure. A sinus lift adds bone to the upper jaw in the molar and premolar areas. This added tissue can help provide a strong base for dental implants and ensure the success of the operation. Frequently, patients may need both a sinus lift and bone grafting in order to qualify for dental implants. Fortunately, Dr. Malki can perform any preliminary procedures and dental implant surgery all at our River Edge, NJ, office.
What are Sinus Lifts and Why Do I Need One?
When you lose one or more teeth, bone recession often occurs in the gaps left in your smile. If your tooth loss includes one or more molars, you may have also lost some of the bone that supports your sinus cavity. Placing dental implants in that area without sufficient bone tissue could result in damage to the sinus cavity.
To avoid this damage, Dr. Malki performs sinus lifts prior to placing dental implants. The procedure simply adds bone to expand the space between the gums and the sinus cavity, ensuring that any implants will have adequate room.
The Sinus Lift Process
Prior to the procedure, you must be in good oral and overall health. This means that your teeth are free from decay and you do not have any signs of gum disease. The sinus lift procedure is performed in advance of dental implant surgery. After administering anesthesia to minimize pain, Dr. Malki will make small incisions at the back of your mouth. Through these incisions, he can insert bone tissue, essentially lifting up the sinus cavity. Once he has added sufficient tissue, he will close the incisions.
At Malki Dental, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services. Dr. Malki can perform every phase of dental implant surgery in our office, including preparatory procedures.
Most patients need to heal for at least three months following a sinus lift. This gives the new bone tissue time to integrate with the existing tissues. Dr. Malki will monitor your healing and thoroughly evaluate you before approving you for dental implant surgery.
Why You Should Choose Malki Dental
At Malki Dental, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services. Dr. Malki can perform every phase of dental implant surgery in our office, including preparatory procedures. This eliminates the need to refer out to other specialists, saving you time and money. We use the most advanced technology in our office, which minimizes complications and aids in speeding up recovery times.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have been told you need a sinus lift in order to qualify for dental implants, call our office at (201) 646-0800 or contact Malki Dental to set up a consultation. Dr. Malki can thoroughly evaluate your jaw to determine if a sinus lift is truly necessary. If he agrees, he can perform the procedure in our office to help restore your candidacy for dental implants.