Sinus Augmentation (Anostromy) in Weeki Wachee, FL

Sinus Augmentation (Anostromy) in Weeki Wachee, FL

When you visit the Michaels Center for Dental Excellence in Weeki Wachee, FL, you can look forward to a wealth of dental treatments and procedures that are designed to improve your quality of life.

One of these treatments is sinus augmentation. This procedure is needed when a patient has lost too much bone in the upper back jaw area. When this happens, it can be difficult to successfully administer dental implants. Dr. Polly Michaels is highly skilled in sinus augmentation and can ensure that you can get the beautiful implants you want, even if you have lost jawbone support.

What Is Sinus Augmentation?

When you lose maxillary teeth, your jawbone loses its natural structure as the bone support diminishes. This becomes even more prominent as time goes on, at which point you may not have the bone structure needed to safely and securely support dental implants.

Like bone grafting in other areas, Dr. Michaels adds grafting material to increase your sinus floor to a height that is acceptable for implants. When you have successfully healed from your sinus augmentation, Dr. Michaels will be able to safely provide new replacement teeth.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

A sinus augmentation is a relatively simple and straightforward surgical procedure. While the discomfort following sinus augmentation is quite minimal, you will need to allow for several months of healing to take place. This can range from anywhere between four and 12 months.

This healing period allows for your new bone graft to naturally integrate with your jawbone. In some rare cases, dental implants can be placed in conjunction with a sinus augmentation. However, most patients will need to wait until the jawbone is adequately strengthened.

When you have successfully healed, Dr. Michaels will have you return to the practice for your dental implant surgery. You will need to allow for up to six months of healing following the placement of your new implants. Afterward, you will return to the office so that our implantologist near you can affix your replacement teeth to your dental implants.

Give our office a call to schedule a consultation with our skilled implantologist in Weeki Wachee, FL, for a sinus augmentation near you.

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