A large part of the success of the implant is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant will be placed.
The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to place dental implants successfully. This is due to insufficient bone quality and the close proximity to the sinuses. If you have lost bone in that area because of periodontal disease or tooth loss, you may be left without enough bone in the jaw to place implants.
Sinus augmentation can help to correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of a dental implant in Mexico. There are several techniques that are used to raise the sinus and allow new bone to form. One technique involves making an incision to expose the bone, cutting a small circle into the bone, and lifting this bony piece into the sinus cavity, much like a trap door. The space underneath is then filled with graft material. Options for graft material can be discussed.
Finally, the incision is closed and healing begins. Depending on your needs, the bone will be allowed to develop for four to twelve months before implants will be placed. After implants are placed, an additional healing period is necessary. In some cases, the implant can be placed at the same time the sinus is augmented.
Sinus augmentation has greatly increased the chances for successful implants that can last a lifetime. Many patients experience very minimal discomfort during this procedure.