Boost Implant Candidacy with a Sinus Lift
Because the upper jawbone is naturally thin and located directly below the sinus cavity, placing dental implants in the upper arch of teeth is particularly complex. Bone deterioration after tooth loss can further complicate the procedure. However, thanks to advancements in technique, many patients with jawbone deterioration in their upper arch can now qualify for dental implants with a sinus lift procedure. With a commitment to providing comprehensive patient care, Dr. Kellyn Hodges coordinates with her team of skilled doctors to improve patient candidacy at her offices in the greater Philadelphia, PA, area.
Is This Procedure Right for You?
When you lose a tooth in your upper jawbone, bone deterioration begins almost immediately. A sinus lift can undo this process in the upper jaw by increasing the amount and strength of the bone to provide a strong, stable foundation for dental implants. If you have been missing teeth for a prolonged period of time, you will most likely require a sinus lift to boost your candidacy. However, the best way to determine whether you have sufficient jawbone density is to visit one of our offices for a consultation. Using state-of-the-art imaging, we can evaluate the condition of your upper jawbone and recommend the appropriate treatment.