Sinus Lift Katy TX
A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that adds bone to the upper jaw to make room for dental implants. The bone is added between the jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are located on both sides of the nose. A sinus lift is most often performed on patients who have lost teeth in the upper jaw, or who have lost bone from gum disease or tooth loss. Give us a call at (832) 840-9560 today to consult with Dr. Joseph W. Holland and learn whether you are a candidate for the sinus lift procedure!
The Sinus Lift Procedure
During the sinus lift procedure, the sinus membrane is lifted to make room for the bone, to allow for complete dental implant placement in the jawbone. Dr. Holland first accesses the area of interest, and then opens up an area through the bone to separate the sinus membrane from the jaw. The bone graft is then placed into the space where the sinus was, and the area is stitched shut. Dental implants are placed four to nine months later, which gives the bone graft time to mesh with the bone.
What Is Recovery Like?
After the sinus lift procedure, patients may experience swelling and bleeding, and should avoid forceful sneezing or nose-blowing. Stitches are removed after seven to ten days, and several follow-up visits are required to make sure the area is healing properly.
What Are The Risks Of A Sinus Lift
Although a sinus lift is considered safe for most patients, there are certain risks associated with any kind of procedure. Some of these risks may include puncturing or tearing of the sinus membrane, infection, or failure of the bone graft to integrate with the patient’s bone. These risks are considered rare, and can be further reduced by choosing an experienced surgeon to perform the procedure.
See What Our Patients Are Saying…
“I am so glad I met Dr. Holland. My teeth and gums were in a bad way. He is very professional, treats you like family and has a real concern over not only your health, but your financial health. The procedures I was quoted before I met Dr. Holland were presented by pushy salespeople, with unrealistic pricing. Dr. Holland came up with an affordable solution that gave me a perfect smile. I use to love to smile and laugh big. To lose it and get it back is priceless. His entire team is way above par.”
Call Advanced Periodontics For A Sinus Lift Consultation In Katy!
Advanced Periodontics & Implants of Katy performs sinus lift procedures in Katy, Fulshear, Cinco Ranch and Sugar Land, TX. Call us today at 832-840-9560 or fill out the consultation request form below to schedule an appointment and receive an assessment.