Sinus Lift

Sometimes you don’t have enough healthy jaw bone to support a dental implant. That’s when the team at Luma Dentistry might recommend a sinus lift. The good news is that the procedure takes about an hour for us to complete and healing is usually finished for most patients in just four months.

Central Alabama Sinus Lift

You’re missing a tooth or your teeth are damaged to the point where your dentist is telling you dental implants are the right choice. But what happens when you hear you need surgery first? It could be something called a sinus lift and we’re here to tell you a little bit more about it so you can feel more comfortable and relaxed about treatment.

What is a Sinus Lift?

This type of dental surgery is quite literal in terms of its name. To make room for more bone prior to dental implant treatment, we can perform a sinus lift. To make room for additional bone in your upper jaw, your sinus membrane is moved or “lifted.” Lucky for you, being a Luma Dentistry patient, you won’t have to travel all over Central Alabama to an oral maxillofacial surgeon or periodontist for help. We have everyone and everything you need right here, so you can stick with the Luma Dentistry team that you and your family trust.

Why Do I Need a Sinus Lift?

The reason why you’re even reading about having a sinus lift is that dental implants have immensely grown in popularity over the years. So, as more people opt for an implant, it’s more likely that additional care might be needed to reach your desired end results. If you don’t have adequate bone density, we might recommend a sinus lift. Other reasons for bone loss and sinus lifts can include:

  • Issues with periodontal or gum disease
  • Losing teeth in your upper jaw, particularly molars
  • Reabsorption of your bone due to missing teeth
  • Your maxillary sinus is too close to your upper jaw

As you can see, there are quite a few reasons why we might include a sinus lift in your customized, comprehensive Luma Dentistry treatment plan. Talk to us today to learn more.

We Accept Most Insurances

We believe that everyone should have access to affordable dental care. That’s why we accept most insurances, offer third-party financing, and have our own discount dental plan for those without insurance.

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