Sinus Bone Augmentation

Prosthodontic and Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentistry located in Glendale, CA

Sinus Bone Augmentation

Sinus Bone Augmentation services offered in Glendale, CA

Sinus bone augmentation adds grafted bone to your upper jaw to accommodate a sturdy implant that can last you the rest of your life. The skilled dentists and oral surgeons at LA Dentists Group in Pasadena and Glendale, California, routinely perform this procedure prior to implant surgery for patients who are missing one or more teeth. To find out if you need a sinus bone augmentation, call LA Dentists Group or request an appointment online today.

Sinus Bone Augmentation Q&A

What is sinus bone augmentation?

Sinus bone augmentation is a surgery to add grafting material — whether artificial, donor bone, animal bone, or your own bone — to your upper jaw. This is to prepare your jaw to accommodate a dental implant, which can last for the rest of your life. 

Implants are strong and last for decades because your bone integrates with them to hold them sturdy.

The team at LA Dentists Group uses multiple techniques for sinus lifts, but the most common one involves placing the bone graft into the lower part of your enlarged sinus cavity. Once the bone graft is in place, it stimulates the real bone around it to regenerate new bone, which then fuses with the graft. 

How will I know if I need sinus bone augmentation?

Not every person who gets a dental implant in their upper jawbone needs a dental implant. Throughout the detailed planning process for your restorative treatment, the LA Dentists Group team takes X-rays for a full view of your jawbone as well as the roots of your teeth and your sinus cavity. 

You need a sinus bone augmentation if you experience jawbone recession. This often happens after you lose one of your natural teeth and its root. The roots of your teeth anchor them into your jawbone and help hold the jawbone’s structure. When you lose a tooth and its root, the jawbone slowly deteriorates in that section. 

You can also experience jawbone recession because of gum disease or trauma, which may also qualify you for a sinus bone augmentation. 

How should I prepare for sinus bone augmentation?

You can take several steps to prepare for a sinus bone augmentation after your detailed treatment consultation at LA Dentists Group. The team advises you on what you need to do according to your specific circumstances, such as:

  • Stopping smoking
  • Adjusting or halting certain medications
  • Avoiding certain supplements
  • Fasting (if you’re getting general anesthesia)
  • Dressing comfortably

The team also informs you of the aftercare you need and how long you can expect your recovery to take when you follow instructions closely. 

If you’re getting a dental implant and need to find out if a sinus bone augmentation is necessary, call LA Dentists Group or request an appointment online today.