At the office of Dr. Elliott Ostro, the number one Midtown West oral surgeon, one common surgical procedure that we recommend for our patients is sinus augmentation surgery. If you are looking to receive dental implants as a means of restoring lost or extracted teeth, there may be some criteria that you do not fit in order to be considered an ideal candidate for the procedure. Sinus augmentation surgery often helps patients better meet the qualifications needed for a dental implant restoration.
The goal of sinus augmentation surgery is to increase the amount of bone in the area between your jaw and your maxillary sinuses. In order for the bone to be added, it is necessary for our Midtown West oral surgeon to lift the sinuses and make room. For this reason, sinus augmentation surgery can also be referred to as a “sinus lift.” In order for a dental implant restoration to be successful, it is necessary that there is a sufficient amount of strong, healthy bone in the jaw to support the implant. If Dr. Ostro determines that there needs to be bone added, sinus augmentation surgery may be an option to consider. There can be a lack of bone for a number of reasons. For example, bone can be lost as a result of periodontal disease, or it can be lost progressively after teeth are lost or extracted. In some cases, the location of the maxillary sinus can have an effect on the amount of bone present. Whatever the reason, Dr. Ostro will work with you to decide on the preliminary procedures necessary before continuing on in the dental implant restoration process.
If you are interested in learning more about sinus augmentation surgery or any of the other services provided by our Midtown West oral surgeon, we encourage you to pay a visit to Dr. Ostro’s website to browse through some additional information. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, do not hesitate in contacting our staff for assistance. You can reach us either by calling the office directly, or sending us a message online.