Improve Your Candidacy for Dental Implants with a Sinus Lift
To improve your candidacy for dental implants, Dr. Michael Pikos and our team of oral surgeons provide sinus lift surgery at our Tampa, FL, (Tampa Bay Area Florida) practice. In order to qualify for dental implant surgery, patients must have sufficient bone density in their jaws to support the tiny, titanium posts. Dentists have found that the upper, back jaw presents the most trouble with having insufficient amounts of bone available. Because the sinuses sit right on top of the upper teeth, the patient is sometimes left with just a thin wall of bone between the sinus and mouth when the teeth are lost or removed. A sinus lift provides patients with a solution to this problem, allowing them to qualify for implants. Some patients can begin dental implant treatment in as few as four months.