If you experience an injury to your face, mouth, or jaw, we encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an emergency appointment. We will work to restore your oral health and smile following your accident.
Sinus augmentation is frequently performed to prepare the upper jaw for dental implant placement. Sinus augmentation is typically indicated when there is insufficient bone height in the upper jaw, often due to natural bone resorption or sinus expansion.
During the surgery, the oral surgeon lifts the sinus membrane and places bone graft material in the space created between the sinus floor and the jawbone. This graft material eventually integrates with the patient's natural bone, creating a stable foundation for dental implants.
After the sinus augmentation procedure, a healing period is essential to allow the graft to fuse with the surrounding bone. Once healing is complete, dental implants can be placed securely in the augmented area, restoring function and aesthetics. Sinus augmentation procedures have a high success rate and can significantly enhance the prospects for successful dental implant placement, even in cases of severe bone loss.
Oral surgery encompasses procedures designed to address specific conditions and issues affecting the mouth, jaws, and facial structures. If you or a loved one faces such oral health challenges, visit SoCal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 13522 Newport Avenue, Suite 109, Tustin, CA 92780, or call (714) 730-6767.