Your sinuses and your mouth are all connected. What affects one will also sometimes affect each other. That is why when you have certain problems with your teeth, your sinuses could be affected as well.
Dental implants are artificial teeth that are made to replace natural teeth. They look like real teeth, and after the healing process is over, they feel like real teeth as well. The problem is that some people who need implants for their upper teeth do not have strong enough sinuses. That is where a sinus lift can help.
A sinus lift is a surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw. In the procedure, the sinus membrane also needs to be lifted upward, which is why the procedure is called a sinus lift.
While dental implants are one of the more common reasons why someone might have a sinus lift, that is not the only reason. We might decide that there is not enough bone in your upper jaw, especially in the back. A lift might work for you.
If you are having a sinus lift and suffer from allergies, please let us know ahead of time. We will want to schedule the surgery for a time when your allergies will not be too bad.
Dental implants can give people with missing teeth a chance to be able to eat normally once again. If a sinus lift makes sense so that you can have the implants, we will let you know. A sinus lift might add an extra step to get the implants, but in the long run it will be worth it. If you have any questions about dental implants or sinus lifts, we would be happy to answer all of them for you.