When your teeth are lost, the bone below your sinus shrinks in height and width. If there is inadequate height of bone, your dental implants will protrude into your sinus. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place. There is a very simple solution to this and it is called a sinus lift or sinus bone graft surgery.
It is strongly recommended that third molars or wisdom teeth be evaluated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon by the time the patient is a young adult. Your surgeon can assess the presence and position of the wisdom teeth, disease status and discuss management options ranging from removal to monitoring the teeth.
An oral surgeon may need to remove extra teeth or growths that are impeding the eruption of adult teeth. Your surgeon will then evaluate the gum tissue around the tooth to make sure it is sufficiently strong and healthy to last for a lifetime.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are well trained in the diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology, and are able to perform the complex bone grafting surgeries and soft tissue augmentation to reconstruct defects so that you may receive implants or dentures in the future.