Sinus Lift in West Palm Beach, FL
Locations in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Many people who desire dental implants do not have enough bone to support them. Sinus lift surgery performed at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is often the answer for patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and other nearby cities in Florida.
What is Sinus Lift Surgery?
Sinus lift surgery involves replacing bone that has been lost in your upper jaw with bone from elsewhere in your body. If you do not have sufficient bone elsewhere, bone from a cadaver or cow bone may be used instead. This process, known as a bone graft, also “lifts” or raises the sinus cavity, which is why the procedure is known as a sinus lift. It is not actually performed for the purpose of eliminating sinus problems.
Benefits of Sinus Lift Surgery
In the past, those who had suffered significant bone loss were not able to have dental implants. Thanks to advanced surgical techniques that now make the sinus lift procedure safer than ever, more patients are able to benefit from having them.
What is the Procedure for Sinus Lift?
Using one of our sedation dentistry methods, a member of our surgical team will elevate your gums in order to expose the underlying bone. A small opening will then be made in the bone, allowing the additional bone to be placed inside it. The membrane lining your sinus cavity is pushed up and away from your sinus floor to provide room for the new bone. This bone is packed very tightly, and will eventually mesh with your own bone within a few weeks. After the healing process is adequate, you can successfully have implants placed.
Preparing for Sinus Lift Surgery
See your primary care physician for treatment if you have an active sinus infection, as this must be cleared up first. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, we will deal with seasonal allergies on a case by case basis.
Recovery from Sinus Lift Surgery
Some bleeding in the mouth or nose is to be expected following a sinus lift procedure. Apply light pressure to stop the bleeding, and contact our office at once if you are unable to control it. Avoid blowing your nose forcefully, as this could cause your bone grafts to become loosened. Follow any instructions you are given concerning rinsing your mouth or nose in order to reduce your odds of developing an infection.
How much Does Sinus Lift Surgery Cost in Jupiter?
Our benefits coordinator will serve as a liaison between you and your insurance company to determine what if any benefits are available, as well as what your copay and deductible amounts are. Once we have determined your out-of-pocket costs, we will then discuss our many payment options, which include cash, personal check, and major credit cards.
Many of our patients are also able to afford treatment by applying for CareCredit® financing. CareCredit® is in itself a credit card that can be used at leading healthcare providers such as dentists, optometrists, and general practitioners. This makes it a great option if you are considering treatment from more than one provider. Even those with less-than-perfect credit scores are often approved for CareCredit® and are able to obtain payment plans they can easily fit into their monthly budget.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
We may need to take X-rays or a CT scan of your mouth, jaw, or donor site. This will allow or team to evaluate your oral cavity in three dimensions if necessary and help plan the surgery that will best suit your needs.
If you have been considering dental implants, but thought you were not a good candidate for them, think again. Thanks to the sinus lift procedure, hundreds of patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens can now have the dental implants they have always dreamed of. Please contact us today if you live in or around one of these Florida cities.