Basking Ridge Sinus Lifts Prepare the Way For Dental Implants
Like many of our patients, you may have been told that your upper jaw cannot support dental implants. However, like we did for them, the expert dental team at Konstantine Trichas DDS, LLC can perform a bone graft procedure on your upper jaw known as a sinus lift. Basking Ridge sinus lifts can:Dr. Ivan Georgiev on sinus lifts Read Transcript
Sinus lift is basically designed for the upper jaws. That where your sinuses are, where these are the air-filled spaces that are next to your nose, that when you get sick, all the snot goes in there, and you feel like your head's going to explode. But in a healthy person, those sinuses sometimes ... the terminology is pneumatized, which means they expand. Over time, they can actually expand to take away a lot of the bone that used to have teeth in it. Now, you need that bone to place an implant, but you no longer have it because the sinuses have expanded.
A sinus lift is ... what you basically do is you literally elevate the sinus membrane. You move the sinus membrane up. The sinus membrane is thin, almost like a paper tissue. You just basically bring it up, and you put bone underneath that, and that bone eventually – your own bone grows in there and solidifies into new bone where you can place an implant, where once either the bone was, or you need that now anatomy to place an implant.
That procedure used to be a major procedure. It used to be done in the hospital years ago, but now, it's a literally like an in-office procedure. You do them in maybe half an hour, if that. A little bit of local anesthesia, numb up the patient just like they did when they had the tooth out. They just sit there, tilt their head to one side, hang out for 20 minutes, listen to music, and go home with a couple of prescriptions, a couple of stitches that dissolve, and that's it. They go on with their day.
- Make dental implants a possibility in your upper jaw.
- Allow implants to be placed at the same time as your bone graft.
- Prepare your mouth for replacement teeth to restore your smile and bite.
- Give you more confidence to show others a full smile again.
Call us today at (908) 356-6635 to schedule your consultation. We’re located at 41 Stonehouse Road, between South Finley Avenue and Hickory Drive.
Enjoy Life More With New Teeth
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that fuse with your jawbone. Dr. Trichas and Dr. Georgiev believe that anyone who needs implants should be able to get them. They offer you many benefits, such as:
- The ability to eat whatever you want.
- Speech that is plainer and easier to understand.
- Better oral health and digestion.
- Improved self-image.
You must have sufficient bone for the implants to be strong and stable. If you’ve been advised that your upper jaw is not strong enough or thick enough, and that you’re not a good candidate for dental implants, a sinus lift procedure can change all that.
Our oral surgeon, Dr. Georgiev, can place (or graft) synthetic bone material between your jaw and your sinuses. This material will stimulate the growth of new bone cells, making your upper jaw stronger and healthier.
In addition, we can place your implants at the same time as your graft. In a few short months, the implants will have fused with your jaw and will be ready for your new replacement teeth. You’ll be able to eat any kind of crunchy, healthy foods you want, plus you’ll have a complete smile that you’ll enjoy showing off to everyone. And it’s all possible thanks to a sinus lift.
Basking Ridge sinus lifts can get your upper jaw ready for teeth implants. Call us today at (908) 356-6635 to schedule your consultation. Don’t put off enjoying all the benefits of implants.