Our excellent dentists at Northwestern Dental Group may recommend a sinus lift if your upper jaw requires a transplant but your jawbone is not dense enough. Sinus lifts safely move your sinuses, so a bone graft can be completed without damaging your facial structure. To learn more about the benefits of sinus lifts, contact our office today!
The maxillary sinus is located on either side of your nose, directly above your upper jawbone. These sinus membranes need to be moved so we can successfully strengthen your jawbone with a bone graft.
A sinus lift consists of two steps. First, our dentists and team will carefully lift your sinus membrane and push it up and away from your jawbone. Second, bone tissue will be placed into your jawbone to complete the bone graft treatment.
Your jawbone may not be dense enough due to tooth loss, periodontal disease or other conditions. When you suffer tooth loss, the bone material from your jaw begins to be reabsorbed leading to a weak, less dense jawbone. Sinus lifts supplement your jawbone structure and enable our experienced dentists to place a successful dental implant.
To learn more about sinus lifts in Gurnee, Illinois, or to make your appointment, call our office at 847-505-0775 today!