There are countless reasons that having any type of surgery or procedure to correct various dental issues is a good idea. When we are discussing the virtues of a sinus lift specifically, a couple of particularly important factors come to mind. Regardless of any of the overall reasons that you might decide to have this procedure done for yourself, the benefits will far outweigh any trepidation that you may have.
Before even looking at the dental benefits of this procedure, just the simple fact that getting a sinus lift can improve the overall breathing and sinus function of the patient makes it more than worth doing. The two main reasons that people get this surgery is either because they do not have enough bone height in their upper jaw, or because their sinuses are too close together. No matter which circumstance is at play, it makes having dental procedures much more difficult, which is the second benefit we will take a look at.
Dental Implants or Other Procedures
This is the second positive effect of a sinus lift (also known as a sinus augmentation). The lack of bone height can severely impact the ability to have certain dental procedures performed, particularly when it comes to treating or replacing missing teeth. Oftentimes this surgery must be undertaken to create not only the necessary space, but also provides the depth of bone to attach to.
Regardless of the reasons that a person might need this or a similar procedure performed on them, the fact is that it is something that needs to be made a high priority. It is even more critical to get an evaluation scheduled if you are in need of tooth replacement or feel as though you may be about to lose one or more teeth. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help.