The Sinus Lift and how it links to Dental Implants in Melbourne
There are many of us who have been wearing dentures for most of our lives now. For many people, the ability to wear dentures is a blessing, as it allows them to eat, smile and otherwise use their teeth more confidently. Despite this, an all too common problem for those of us who have been wearing dentures for a long time is that they have become uncomfortable to wear after a while. If this is sounding familiar to you, then you may be interested to learn that there are options that are more comfortable options offered from Dental Implants in Melbourne. For example, one of the Dental Implants in Melbourne you can get is the Sinus Lift. Before considering a sinus lift though, it is important to learn more about what it is, and also to consider the available options for dental practices that offer such a treatment.
Speaking of which, the Sinus Lift treatment is available at High Dental Implants Melbourne. Furthermore, here at High Dental Implants Melbourne we strongly believe in our patient centred approach which we use to make sure that our patients’ wants and needs come first. We ensure that the excellent care that we provide to our patients lasts from a patient’s initial consultation all the way through to the aftercare that comes after treatment.
Good reasons to get a sinus lift
As mentioned earlier, a sinus lift can be a good solution for those of us who feel that our dentures have become uncomfortable. Furthermore, if you have been wearing dentures in your upper jaw for a long period of time, then it will likely have caused the jaw bone to recede. The receded bone can make it difficult for a patient to receive Dental Implants in Melbourne in the future, and can also have the more cosmetic impact of giving your face a more sunken appearance. Therefore, for these reasons, it is potentially a good idea to get a sinus lift.
What is a sinus lift?
A sinus lift is a treatment which uses the natural contours of your face to make future dental implants more functional and reliable. The treatment starts with a few tests that are run on the patient’s sinuses to make sure that they are suitable for the subsequent procedures. These tests can involve CT scans and/or panoramic radio scans. After these tests are completed, new bone material will be required for the rest of the treatment. This bone material can come from a few different sources, such as the patient themselves, a different person, animal bone tissue or from a synthetic source. Your dentist will be able to advise you about which of these sources is best for you specifically.
The dentist will then be able to perform the sinus lift whilst the patient is under general anaesthetic. By the end of the treatment, the patient should have a much more stable base for dental implant surgery, which could potentially be life changing. Your dentist will also be able to give you aftercare instructions and it is recommended that you check back with them regularly to ensure that post-treatment is going well.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.