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Sinus Lift in Harrisonburg, VA

As more people are receiving dental implants, the need for sinus lift surgery has become more common as well. It might sound scary, but it is actually a relatively simple and straightforward procedure.

Sinus lifts are typically performed by gently raising the floor of your sinuses, and adding bone material to increase height and volume. Increasing the quality and quantity in this way gives your future implants the solid support they need to stay healthy and strong.

You may benefit from sinus augmentation if you have:
Lost upper premolar or molar teeth
Bone loss from periodontal disease
Facial or oral trauma
Inadequate bone density
Low positioning of sinus
An enlarged sinus cavity
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Dr. Kesecker is a Recognized Leader in Dental Implants, the All-on-4 Procedure, and Sedation Dentistry.
Expertise and Training: As a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Kesecker maintains certifications in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and can administer all types of anesthesia.
Experience: Dr. Kesecker has placed thousands of implants and has been delivering exquisite results for many years. Dr. Kesecker has completed advanced surgical training in the latest dental implant techniques.
State-of-the-Art Surgical Center: Our practice is designed to deliver exceptional patient care using the most advanced technology available.

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What is a Sinus Lift?
Sinus augmentation, also known as sinus lift surgery, is performed to ensure the secure placement of dental implants. The procedure increases the amount of bone in your upper jaw by lifting your maxillary sinuses, which are the sinuses closest to your teeth, and then placing bone grafts in the empty space.

  • Sinus lifts for dental implants: In order for a dental implant to be successful, it needs to be anchored securely in your jaw bone. If there is not sufficient bone in your upper jaw, the implant may not fully integrate into your jawbone and will fail.
  • Who would need a sinus lift? If you do not have enough bone in your jaw, or your sinuses are too close to your jaw, you will likely need a sinus lift in order to ensure the dental implants are properly secured.
  • What causes bone loss in the jaw? Periodontal gum disease or losing a tooth which causes the jawbone to be reabsorbed back into the body. Bone loss can also occur after trauma to the area, or as a result of cancer.

What Does Sinus Lift Surgery Involve?
The process for a dental sinus lift involves more than just the actual surgery.

  • Exam: First, after an exam of your teeth, gums, and mouth, detailed x-rays will be done.
  • Preparation: You’ll be given a local anesthetic or you can opt for intravenous sedation if necessary.
  • Surgery: After you are sedated, Dr. Kesecker begins by making a cut in your gum tissue. The tissue is then raised, exposing the underlying bone, and then a small circle is cut into the bone. Next, the bony piece is lifted into the sinus cavity and then the hole is filled with the bone graft. After that, the incision in your gum tissue is closed with sutures.
  • Healing time before the implant is placed: Prior to having the dental implant placed, the new bone needs time to merge correctly with the existing bone in your jaw. On average, this is between four and twelve months.

Sinus Lift Recovery
Most patients experience very little discomfort after a sinus lift. You may have some swelling, as well as light bleeding from your nose or mouth, immediately after the surgery. You should try to avoid sneezing or blowing your nose because it can cause the bone graft to move and loosen the sutures. You will have a follow-up appointment seven to ten days after your surgery for an examination of the incision site and removal of your sutures.
How Much Does a Sinus Lift Cost?
The cost of a sinus lift for dental implants varies. Particularly, what type of bone graft materials, as well as how much, are needed, and how complex your procedure is. Insurance may cover a portion of these costs, and you should check with your insurance prior to your procedure to find out how much they are willing to cover. Our office will also provide you with a breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment plan before your treatment starts. Sinus lift surgery can cost between $1,500 and $5,000 per side.
Sinus Lifts at Legacy Surgery
Dr. Jeff Kesecker and his staff at Legacy Surgery are recognized leaders in dental implant and sinus lift procedures. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to receive treatment that is personalized to you.

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