I have multiple missing teeth, why does my appearance look different?
Many patients put up with the embarrassment and discomfort of missing teeth for many years. To add insult to injury, very often patients will complaint that their appearance is altered.
This is because jawbone may have receded quite dramatically around the areas where teeth are missing (after all, the jawbone is present to hold the teeth in place, once teeth are missing, it will start to shrink back). This process can leave patients with vastly reduced bone volume, this in turn can cause cheeks to sink & hollow as there is no bone available to support the soft tissue.
In addition, when implants are placed in the back of the upper jaw, there is often reduced space due to the positioning of the sinus cavity. This, in combination with bone loss can make it very difficult to place implants.
On these occasions, our implant surgeons use Sinus Graft and Bone Augmentation techniques in order to create more height and width of bone in which to place dental implants.
At Ascent Dental Care Loughborough, our skilled dental implant surgeons routinely carry out Sinus Lift procedures
The sinus is a hollow cavity which is an air space in our jaw bone. A Sinus Lift involves lifting the floor of the sinus and placing bone into the cavity to successfully allow implants to be placed. This graft material will form a matrix and will grow into the surrounding bone to form a solid structure very similar to bone. After a healing period, the area will be assessed and your implant/s will be ready to be placed.
Why should I have a Sinus Lift?
- A Sinus Lift will enable us to increase bone volume
- In turn, this will allow us to place implants and provide a beautiful natural implant based smile that once may not have been possible
- They help to maintain bone integrity long term
- They help to retain facial form and features
- They can sometimes be carried out at the same time as implant placement
- We can carry out this procedure ‘in-house’ therefore reducing the need to refer patients
We understand that every patient is different and we will work hard to make sure that we find an augmentation solution that suits you based on your health and current bone formation.
Your Implant treatment programme will be planned in fine detail, as we believe that this type of treatment may last you for many years. Once we have explained all your options and you have chosen the best type of implant treatment to suit your needs, we will begin the treatment process.
Our friendly team will be with you every step of the way and you will be treated to first class customer care during your journey at Ascent Dental Care Loughborough. Our team will be on hand seven days a week to deal with any worries or concerns you may have.
If you are required to undergo Sinus Lift or Bone Augmentation surgery, we can provide Conscious Sedation to ensure that the entire experience is relaxing and stress-free. All treatment options will be explained in detail prior to commencing treatment and will have the opportunity to ask questions and share worries or concerns.