Improve Your Jawbone Tissue
If you are interested in dental implants but have been told you lack sufficient jawbone tissue to qualify for the procedure, the board-certified surgeons at Knoxville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can perform a sinus lift. This surgical procedure is often paired with a bone graft to ensure your candidacy for dental implants. By creating more room in your upper jaw, we can improve your chances of a successful dental implant placement. Combined, Drs. Turner P. Emery, Michael D. Wooten, and Joshua S. Manuel have many years of experience in oral surgery. At our on-site surgical facility in Knoxville, TN, we perform all aspects of dental implant surgery of dental implant placement, from preliminary procedures to surgical placement.
A sinus lift can create ample room to accommodate a dental implant.
What to Expect
Before the procedure, we will take detailed x-rays and scans to map the unique anatomy of your mouth and tailor treatment to meet your specific needs. This information can also be used to create a surgical guide for the placement of your dental implants.
If you have been unable to receive dental implants in the past due to lack of bone, a sinus lift can improve your candidacy and allow you to experience all the benefits this treatment has to offer.
Before beginning treatment, we will discuss your sedation options during the procedure. To begin, your surgeon will create an incision in the gums and bone in the upper back portion of the jaw. The doctor will then make a small opening that will allow him or her to lift your sinus floor up and away from your jaw. Your doctor will then place bone graft material into the space and close the incision. The bone graft material will integrate with your natural bone during the healing process, creating the base necessary for strong, long-lasting dental implants.
Recovery and Implant Placement
Recovery from a sinus lift will require a number of months before you can undergo dental implant surgery, but this is a crucial step in ensuring that your dental implants do not fail after placement. To ensure you have healed properly, your doctor will review scans to evaluate the treatment area before scheduling your implant surgery.
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Our Office Locations
We have two office locations in Knoxville, TN.