Sinus Lifts in Belton, TX

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What Is a Sinus Lift?

As a surgical procedure, a sinus lift helps patients become eligible candidates for dental implants. If the upper back teeth are missing, the surrounding maxillary sinus cavity may expand, reducing jawbone tissue and filling the area where the tooth roots once existed. This can result in insufficient support to restore the missing teeth with dental implants, which require a certain amount of bone for stability and function. Our team of dental professionals at ACE Dental of Belton provides sinus lift procedures (also known as sinus augmentation) which elevate the floor of the sinus cavity and add bone grafting material to fill the empty space. Learn more about and discover whether you're a candidate for a sinus lift procedure by contacting our Belton, TX practice to schedule your initial consultation.

Is a Sinus Lift Right for You?

People with missing upper premolar or molar teeth could benefit from a sinus augmentation. This procedure is often ideal for patients who do not have sufficient bone height or quality in their upper jaw, whose sinus cavities have enlarged, or for whom the sinus floor is too close to where dental implants need to be positioned. During your consultation at our Belton, TX practice, we'll use innovative 3D cone beam imaging to examine your jaw and sinuses so that we can decide whether a sinus lift procedure is the necessary course of treatment to prepare your mouth for a dental implant.

What Is the Treatment Process?

At our state-of-the-art facility, sinus augmentation is an advanced surgical treatment performed under local anesthetic. In order to enhance your comfort during your treatment, sedation dentistry may also be used. As soon as you're ready, we'll create an incision in the soft tissue close to the back of your mouth. Next, we'll gently pull your tissue back in order to reveal the jawbone and will use special instruments to reach your sinuses. Using a gentle technique, we'll elevate the sinus floor and add bone grafting material to fill the empty space and hold the sinuses in their new position. After suturing your gums closed, we'll allow your mouth time to recover prior to placing dental implants.

Recovery Following Sinus Augmentation

After your sinus lift procedure, we may prescribe a pain reliever to help you feel comfortable as you heal. We'll provide instructions on how to properly care for your mouth throughout the recovery process. Additionally, if we need to remove sutures, you'll need to schedule a follow-up appointment for 1 – 2 weeks after your sinus surgery. It will take several months for the bone graft to heal enough for us to place an implant. During this time, it's important to stick to a proper oral hygiene routine at home every day and maintain regular care with our team at ACE Dental of Belton.

Insurance Coverage for Sinus Lifts

For patients who carry dental insurance, our financial team will get in touch with your provider to check your coverage for this procedure. ACE Dental of Belton will work to help you receive the care you need for optimal oral health, and we can assist you in applying for special medical financing to cover any out-of-pocket costs. We also accept a number of convenient payment options to help make your treatment as affordable as possible.

Discover Implant Success with Sinus Augmentation

Dental implants are an excellent choice for replacing upper back teeth, but they need a certain amount of support for them to be stable and long-lasting. To improve your candidacy for implants in your upper jaw, a sinus augmentation from ACE Dental of Belton can reposition your sinus floor for better dental implant success. Contact our Belton, TX office to learn more about sinus lift procedures and to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dental professionals.

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