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In cases where a patient has lost teeth in the upper premolar or molar areas, Dr. Mark A. Abdoney may need to perform a sinus lift in Riverview, FL before dental implants can be placed. This could be necessary for one of three reasons:
• The bone in these areas has begun to be resorbed the body.
• The tooth roots were positioned in or nearby the sinus cavity.
• The bone does not have enough vertical height to support the implant.
Any time a patient has a tooth extraction in Tampa, FL, there is a risk that bone loss will occur. This happens because teeth are surrounded by a special kind of bone that exists specifically to support your teeth. Once a tooth is lost, the bone has no purpose and is naturally resorbed by the body. As a result of bone loss, the sinuses can expand and fill the space where the bone used to be. In these cases, a sinus lift is necessary before dental implants can be put in place.
Before the procedure, Dr. Abdoney will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area and minimize discomfort. Then, he will create a small opening in the bone to allow access into the sinus cavity. Next, the sinus cavity will be gently lifted away from the tooth socket into a more appropriate position. In a similar procedure, bone grafting material may be placed in the floor of the sinus to raise the vertical height of the bone. The goal of having a sinus lift in Riverview, FL is to create enough room for graft material to be placed and encourage the regrowth of bone in the area. Without this procedure, many patients will not be able to receive dental implants in the upper premolar or molar areas.
After the procedure, anywhere from four to nine months will be needed for the area to heal completely. Once the healing process is complete, Dr. Abdoney can place your dental implants. Patients in need of a sinus lift or tooth extraction in Tampa, FL can contact Dr. Abdoney and schedule a consultation today!