Sinus Grafting & Lifts
The sinus cavities are empty chambers located behind the cheeks and above the upper teeth. When upper teeth are removed, there is sometimes only a very thin wall between the sinus cavity and the mouth. A sinus graft or lift can be performed to prevent dental implants from coming into contact with the sinus cavities.
If there is not enough bone tissue beneath the sinus cavity to support an implant, Dr. Peiser can perform a sinus graft. In a sinus graft, he places bone tissue into the area between the upper jaw and the sinus. Over time, the bone tissue becomes part of the jaw and implants can be placed and stabilized in the newly grafted area.
If we anticipate that an implant will enter into the sinus slightly, we can gently lift the sinus to create enough room for the implant, rather than perforating the sinus cavity. In many cases, a sinus lift can be performed at the same time as the implant surgery, so there’s no waiting or healing period.
Sinus grafts and sinus lifts allow patients who were previously ineligible to receive dental implants. Years ago, these alternatives didn’t exist, and patients had to settle for removable dentures. As a periodontist, Dr. Peiser is pleased to be at the forefront of such revolutionary procedures.
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From consultation and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care, Dr. Peiser and the team at East Side Periodontics provide the specialized dentistry you need. Contact us to schedule your consultation or second opinion visit. Our Providence, Rhode Island periodontal practice is convenient to many surrounding communities, including Pawtucket, Cranston, Barrington, Fall River, Dartmouth, and South Attleboro, Massachusetts.