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The empty spaces above your upper jaw are called maxillary sinuses. When teeth are removed or lost from this area, they often leave very little bone with which to anchor a dental implant. In the past, this posed a problem for certain patients who wished to have a dental implant placed in this area.

With sinus grafts, we can restore the bone in these areas to adequately support an implant and thereby allow you to benefit from the natural feel and chewing function of dental implants.

Procedure: Dr. Herriges surgically accesses the sinus area above the missing tooth. He then places grafting material in the location that will anchor the implant. After several months this material will become part of your jaw and an implant can then been inserted and stabilized using this new bone.

 

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