Do I Need a Sinus Augmentation in Allen?
A sinus augmentation is a prerequisite procedure a patient may need to undergo before dental implant placement can be safely performed if they are looking to replace missing teeth towards the back of the upper jaw. This part of the jaw is right underneath the sinus cavities, which aren’t just empty spaces in your skull, but an area surrounded by a thin membrane. A sinus augmentation allows Dr. Fatima Robertson to build up this portion of the jaw so dental implants can be placed without piercing the sensitive membrane.
A sinus augmentation can usually be completed in just one appointment, and you’ll be completely numbed using local anesthesia. Dr. Robertson will make a small incision in the gums to reach the jawbone, and then she’ll place a bone grafting material to stimulate new growth in the area. She may also need to gently push the sinus membrane up to create enough room for the jawbone to grow. After a few weeks of healing, your jaw will be thick enough to hold implants.
To learn more about a sinus augmentation and how it could benefit you, please contact us today.