Cute Dental Care, PC

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Jamaica, NY

Bone loss is a common result of gum disease and tooth loss. If you want to replace a tooth with an implant, this can pose a problem. At Cute Dental Care, PC in Jamaica, Queens, in New York City, dental experts Muslima Khandakar, DMD, and Mohammad Rahman, DDS, perform sinus bone augmentation surgery to make sure you have enough bone in your upper jaw to support a long-lasting implant. To find out more about the procedure, call Cute Dental Care, PC or book an appointment online today.

What is a sinus bone augmentation?

Sinus bone augmentation is a surgical procedure that adds bone mass to your upper jaw, right below your maxillary sinuses. You have maxillary sinuses on either side of your nose.

During your sinus bone augmentation procedure at Cute Dental Care, PC, your dentist makes an incision in your gums and moves the tissue aside to access the bone in your upper jaw. They cut a window into the bone and push the sinus membrane up to make room for a bone graft.

At Cute Dental Care, PC, the team might use your own bone or bone material from a cow for your bone graft. They add granules of bone to your jaw below the sinus. Then, after closing the incisions, your natural bone fuses with the bone granules.

Why do I need a sinus bone augmentation?

There are several reasons why you might need to add bone mass to your upper jaw via a sinus bone augmentation. The team makes sure you understand why you’re getting the procedure before they begin the process. You might need a sinus bone augmentation for these reasons:

  • Bone loss from gum disease
  • Bone loss after tooth loss
  • Preparing for a dental implant after bone loss
  • Preparing for a dental implant with an unusually large maxillary sinus

The team answers all of your questions before beginning the process so you know exactly what to expect during the procedure and during the recovery. They help you weigh your options to decide whether sinus bone augmentation is right for you.

How should I prepare for my sinus bone augmentation?

If you and the team have come to the conclusion that you need a sinus bone augmentation, they give you instructions as you prepare for your upcoming procedure.

If you’re using bone from your own body as the graft, you’ll discuss where the bone will come from and attend an initial procedure for harvesting it. It might come from your leg or another area of your mouth.

The team takes X-rays and other images of your mouth and jaw. They use these to plan your surgery and avoid possible complications.

To find out more about sinus bone augmentation surgery, call Cute Dental Care, PC or book an appointment online today.