At the offices of Marc B. Hertz, DDS, a Midwood sinus lift is something we do for patients who need implants. If the sinus wall is too thin, implants cannot be placed and a sinus lift may be ordered. A Midwood sinus lift, or graft, allows the dental surgeon to enter the sinus where the upper teeth were and lift the sinus membrane upward so donor bone can be inserted.
Major and minor bone grafting procedures are done when the jawbone becomes atrophied or reabsorbed into the gum after a missing tooth. Implants commonly replace missing teeth, but those patients seeking a dental implant are not candidates for placement if they are missing bone or gum. This is where a Midwood sinus lift comes in. In a bone grafting procedure, the patient can grow bone again where needed and have their dental implants placed to restore functionality and esthetic appearance to the jawline. A healing period of several months is given so that the bone becomes part of the patient’s jaw and the implants are able to be inserted. If the case is severe, and the ridge has been reabsorbed, a bone grafting procedure may be recommended in order to increase the ridge height or width.
Inadequate bone structure usually happens due to missing teeth or gum disease. Injury can also be a reason for the deterioration of bone. Bone is usually obtained from a tissue bank or from the patient’s own bone, hip or tibia. Traumatic injury or tumor may require a bone graft. Congenital defects may also play a role in the need for a graft. Bone grafting surgery and a Midwood sinus lift require a hospital stay and is performed at a hospital in an operating room. For more information on this procedure call our offices today to find out how we can help you schedule your first appointment.
If you are in need of an east New York oral surgeon, look no further than Dr. Marc B. Hertz. If you have had your front two teeth removed, it is likely that you will have dental implants used to replace them. For some patients, there is a thin wall of bone that separates your maxillary sinus and your mouth. If this wall is too thin, it is not conducive to the success of your dental implants. Dental implants need significant bone present in order to be help in place properly and securely. Our East New York oral surgeon will thoroughly examine and evaluate your teeth and the surrounding structures in order to see if this is a problem for you. If this is a problem for you, there is a viable solution available known as a sinus graft or a sinus lift graft. This procedure is very useful in ensuring the success of your dental implants, so you can feel confident in using your new, replacement teeth.
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The procedure begins with Dr. Hertz gaining access to the sinus from the empty spaces where your upper teeth were. Our East New York oral surgeon will then lift up the sinus membrane and insert bone into the floor of the sinus. This donor bone will take some time to integrate with your original bone before the implant process can continue. After a few months of this healing and integration process, your jaw will be ready for the implant process to proceed, and your implants will be secure and strongly placed within your jaw.
Thanks to this intricate sinus graft process, many patients that formerly were unable to have dental implants can now enjoy the benefits of replacing their teeth with a more permanent solution than removable dentures. To learn more about this process and other services provided by East New York oral surgeon Dr. Hertz, we invite you to browse our website and to get in touch with us if you have any specific questions or concerns. You can contact Dr. Hertz and the rest of his helpful staff either by phone or by sending us a message using the Contact Us page on our website.
Unfortunately for some patients, receiving a dental implant requires a few more steps and procedures with their local Midwood oral surgeon, Dr. Hertz. In order to create a stable and secure foundation for the tooth replacement, dental implants need to be anchored into healthy and substantial bone. It is common that when teeth are removed or are missing for an extended period of time, the patient will experience some bone loss around the site. This bone is a barrier between the mouth and the maxillary sinuses. When the sinus wall is very thin, Dr. Hertz will advise that you receive a sinus lift before attempting to place a dental implant in this bone.
During a sinus lift, our Midwood oral surgeon, Dr. Hertz will enter the sinus from where the upper teeth used to be. The sinus membrane is lifted upward and donor bone is inserted to reinforce the area where bone loss has been sustained. Following a sinus lift procedure with our Midwood oral surgeon, you’ll require several months of healing before Dr. Hertz inserts the dental implant. The placement of your dental implants may involve two surgical procedures after a sinus lift. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following the dental implant placement, the implant will gradually bond with the jawbone, stabilizing the dental implant in place. The second phase of dental implant surgery will uncover the implant and attach a small post, which will secure the artificial teeth. These posts will protrude through the gums and will not be seen once your dentist places your tooth restoration.
If you are considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, be sure to have a consultation with your dentist or oral surgeon in Brooklyn.