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Will Sinus Lift Change My Appearance?

Posted on 6/3/2024 by Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry
Black woman smiling in photo after sinus lift at Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry in Sammamish, WASinus lifts are frequently considered before receiving dental implants in the upper jaw, and patients often worry about how this treatment will affect their faces. Below, we discuss a sinus lift, why it is done, and how it affects your appearance.

An Understanding of Sinus Lifts

Before dental implants are implanted in the upper jaw, a surgical procedure known as sinus lift or sinus augmentation is frequently required. This procedure involves grafting bone into the space between the sinus cavities and the molars and premolars. It is necessary when the existing jaw bone size, shape, or condition makes it unsuitable for supporting dental implants.

Procedure Specifications

A sinus lift involves gently lifting the sinus membrane and filling the space with bone graft material. This complex operation is carried out inside the bone without external incisions or facial modifications.

Effect on the Face

For many, the main worry is whether this internal change will impact how they appear from the outside. Reassuringly, a sinus lift does not change your exterior face features. The changes only affect the bone structure directly beneath the sinuses, far from the skin and muscles of your face that define your external appearance.

Advantages Over and Above Appearance

The sinus lift is essential to dental implants, even if it does not directly alter your appearance. By offering a strong foundation for prosthetic teeth, these implants dramatically improve the appearance and functionality of your teeth, thus improving your smile and general oral health.

Restorative Care and Support

The success of a sinus lift depends on the post-operative care provided. Swelling and pain are common in patients and can be controlled with appropriate care and the drugs your surgeon has prescribed. A quicker and more seamless recovery is guaranteed when all post-operative recommendations are carefully followed.

Are you considering having a sinus lift before getting dental implants? Speaking with an experienced specialist about every step of the process is crucial. Contact us today to arrange a consultation with our skilled dental staff. We are here to guide you through every stage of the procedure and ensure the most outstanding results for your cosmetic and oral health objectives.
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