At Foothill Center for Dental Implants and Oral Surgery in Pasadena, CA, we understand the importance of a strong foundation for successful dental implant treatment. Adequate jawbone volume is crucial for secure implant placement, ensuring long-term functionality and aesthetics of your restored smile.

What Is a Sinus Lift?

A sinus lift is a type of bone graft performed for patients who need upper teeth replaced, but do not currently have enough jaw bone for the implants to hold. These dental implants are effectively small screws, each one needing about 8 mm of bone to ensure its security. If you do not have that level of bone in your upper jaw, a sinus lift regenerates bone in the upper jaw, creating a stable base for dental implant placement.

Meet Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Christopher Chan

At Foothill Center for Dental Implants and Oral Surgery, exceptional patient care is our top priority. Dr. Christopher Chan, Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, exemplifies this commitment. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a member of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, while maintaining active hospital privileges at Huntington Hospital.

His advanced specialty training and affiliations promote the highest standards of patient comfort, safety, and care. Following your procedure, you will receive Dr. Chan’s personal phone number for any questions or concerns. Our friendly and well-trained team will guide you through each step, making your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

What Can I Expect?

Our commitment to patient-centered care begins with a comprehensive consultation. Dr. Chan, a highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon, will assess your jawbone health and determine if a sinus lift is the most suitable treatment. This consultation also provides an ideal opportunity to address any questions or concerns regarding the procedure.

In some cases, depending on your dental needs, the sinus lift can be performed concurrently with tooth extraction or even dental implant placement. In other situations, allowing your mouth to heal completely before implant placement might be necessary. Regardless of the specific approach, we utilize full anesthesia during the sinus lift procedure to promote a comfortable experience.

Following surgery, a brief recovery period of a few days is recommended. This typically involves adhering to a soft diet and avoiding strenuous chewing near the surgical site.

The Benefits of a Successful Sinus Lift

A sinus lift strategically addresses bone quantity limitations and paves the way for successful dental implant placement. This innovative procedure empowers you to achieve a fully restored smile characterized by both functionality and aesthetics. Additionally, regaining a complete smile can significantly boost your confidence and overall quality of life.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are considering dental implants and have concerns about your jawbone health, contact Foothill Center for Dental Implants and Oral Surgery in Pasadena, CA. Call us today at (626) 792-3161 to schedule a consultation and explore the possibilities of a restored smile with the support of dental implants.