Dental Sinus Lift in Suwanee, GA
Learn about ridge augmentation for implant treatment
Enjoy the benefits of dental implants, even after bone loss
The dental implant journey isn’t always simple. For those dealing with significant bone loss, a sinus lift procedure is definitely a step in the right direction. Dr. Li can help you achieve the sufficient bone support that’s necessary for dental implant success.
No matter your dental health situation, we can make a full, healthy smile a reality for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What is a sinus lift?
Also called ridge augmentation, a sinus lift increases the amount of bone in the upper jaw, near your sinuses. This area of your mouth is especially prone to poor bone quality and needs special attention as part of dental implant treatment.
There are many benefits of a sinus lift procedure:
Improves bone quality in your upper back jaw
Increases the amount of bone in your jaw
Gives you the best chance for a successful dental implant
Why would you need a sinus lift?
Most people who are dealing with missing teeth also suffer from bone loss in the jaw. In fact, 25% of your jaw bone dissolves in the first year after tooth loss. This is why those with missing teeth eventually appear to have a sunken-face appearance.
Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth and restore the health, function, and appearance of your smile. However, sufficient bone and tissue are required for dental implants to work. It’s quite the catch-22!
More reasons a sinus lift may be necessary
- Your jaw bone has been damaged
- You’ve suffered bone loss due to gum disease
- Large sinus cavity
- Thin jaw bone
- Cyst or tumor was removed from the area
How it works
Meet with Dr. Li
We’ll examine your situation and let you know if ridge augmentation will be a necessary part of your dental implant treatment.
Relax during your procedure
We’ll ensure you know what to expect, and are comfortable and confident throughout your sinus lift treatment.
We’ll provide follow-up care details and check in with you often. Once the area has healed, we can move onto the dental implant procedure!
No referral is necessary! It starts with a consultation.
Hear from our patients
“Dr. Li and his staff are wonderful – experienced, professional, and caring. From what my friends tell me, I had a much better experience using laser to address my receding gums than they had doing it without laser. And my gums look great!”
— D’Ann R.
“I absolutely love Dr. Li. He cares for his patients and wants the best for them. The staff is warm and friendly, they too make you feel comfortable.”
— Christina I.
“Dr. Li and his entire staff have been absolutely wonderful! This whole experience has been life changing for me! They are top notch!”
— Kelly D.
Suwanee’s leading periodontist
We believe everyone deserves healthy teeth and gums
I have personally worked with Dr. Li and can honestly say that all of his care is personal and top notch! I definitely recommend him for any periodontal and implant treatment! — Dr. Matt Johnson
Frequently asked questions
Is ridge augmentation the same as a bone graft?
Ridge augmentation is similar to a bone graft. With this treatment, we use bone and tissue-grafting procedures to increase the amount of bone in your upper back jaw.
What is involved in getting a sinus lift?
- We offer IV sedation, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide options to help you feel relaxed during treatment
- Dr. Li will make an incision in your gum tissue and lift it upwards to make room for the bone graft
- From there, bone is grafted to the upper jaw and given time to heal
Will I have problems with my sinuses after the procedure?
No. A sinus lift/ridge augmentation does not change your sinuses, allergies, or breathing.