The maxillary sinuses are hollow, air-filled spaces in the bone above our upper back teeth, between the teeth and the eye sockets and are one of the five pairs of sinus cavities throughout our skull bones. When the upper back teeth (usually molars and premolars) are lost, the sinus cavity located just above tends to expand and drop down into the jaw bone in the area of the missing teeth (pnuematization). Even if the teeth are still present, there is sometimes not enough height of bone between the sinus floor and the gum to allow adequately sized implants to be placed. Sinus grafting allows Dr. Richard S. Lewis, D.M.D. & Associates to surgically lift up the floor of the sinus cavity and place bone graft materials that will stimulate adequate growth of bone for implants to be placed.
Sinus grafting can be done as a preliminary surgery to prepare the bone for implants placement, or can be performed at the same time as the implants placement, if there is enough bone to stabilize the implants while they are healing.
Dr. Richard S. Lewis, D.M.D. & Associates have significant experience in dental implants, gingival grafting, sinus lifts and ostetomes; having performed numerous procedures. Dr. Richard S. Lewis, D.M.D. & Associates are friendly and knowledgeable to answer any questions you may have. It is important to review and discuss with Dr. Richard S. Lewis, D.M.D. & Associates all available options to you in your particular circumstance prior to making any treatment decisions. Dr. Richard S. Lewis, D.M.D. & Associates is conveniently located at 281 Cambridge Street, Burlington MA 01803 and accepts most major dental insurances. Contact us for a consultation today at (781) 272-5890 or firstname.lastname@example.org .