At Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry, our friendly dentist and team work hard to give you a healthy attractive smile, and know that sometimes a dental implant is the most effective way to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, at times, a problem site in the upper jaw may not have the necessary bone structure for a successful implant. In this case, Dr. Thomas E. Wold may recommend sinus lift surgery. Also known as a sinus augmentation, a sinus lift is used to make a dental implant a possibility. During a sinus lift, our talented team will:
- Apply an appropriate anesthetic to the surgery site
- Create a small opening to allow access to the sinus cavity
- Carefully lift the sinus
- Place a grafting material beneath the sinus to compensate for missing bone
- Closing and stabilizing the sinus membrane
Depending on your individual needs, some healing time might be necessary before the implant can be placed. A sinus lift is intended to increase the success of an implant, and should not affect your sinuses, allergies, or ability to breath. If you have any questions about how a sinus lift in Bend, Oregon, can benefit you, please feel free to call us today We look forward to restoring your smile to its ideal look, comfort, and functionality. We are excited to meet you!