Sinus Augmentation in Carmel

Sinus augmentation, also known as a sinus lift, is a procedure that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars to make it possible to place dental implants. The procedure is often necessary when the sinus is too close to the jaw for implants to be placed.

Sinus augmentation enables successful placement of dental implants, thus improving your ability to chew and speak, and enhancing your self-esteem with a restored, natural-looking smile.

Why Sinus Augmentation Is Essential

For successful placement of dental implants, a sufficient bone structure is crucial. However, several factors, such as periodontal disease, tooth loss, and the natural anatomy of the sinus, can lead to a lack of necessary bone. This is where sinus augmentation comes in.

By lifting the sinus membrane and adding bone to the upper jaw, sinus augmentation creates a more solid foundation for dental implants, improving the likelihood of successful implant surgery.

Sinus Augmentation Treatments at Peak Periodontal and Dental Implant Specialists

Fortunately, there are treatments to suit individual needs, including:

Direct Sinus Lift: Used when a significant amount of bone is needed. Our periodontists make an incision in the gum, open a small window in the bone, and lift the sinus membrane. Bone graft material is then placed into the space.

Indirect Sinus Lift: Used when less bone is needed. The procedure is performed at the same time as the implant placement.

Lateral Window Technique: Used when the patient has a moderate amount of existing bone but still insufficient for implant placement. A window is made in the side of the sinus and the sinus membrane is lifted to allow room for the bone graft.

Boost Your Oral Health

If you have been told that you are not a candidate for dental implants due to insufficient bone in your upper jaw, sinus augmentation could be your solution. At Peak Periodontal and Dental Implant Specialists, we're here to help you regain a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing smile.

To learn more about sinus augmentation, contact us at 317-843-1281 . Our team in Carmel is eager to help you take the next step towards improved dental health. Let's elevate your smile together.