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.
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.