A sinus lift is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars. It’s sometimes called a sinus augmentation. The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or “lifted.” A sinus lift usually is done by a specialist.
A sinus lift is done when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed. There are several reasons for this:
Sinus lifts have become common during the last 15 years as more people get dental implants to replace missing teeth.
A COE is like a physical for your head and neck. It is a thorough evaluation and documentation of your teeth, gums, jaw bones, lymph nodes, and jaw joints. It is the foundation of the routine check-up. Your course of treatment is determined as a result of this exam.
A recare is exam is the check-up which determines any changes since the previous COE.
Digital x-rays show areas not visible to the eye.
A COE is recommended every 3-5 years depending on your history. Your dentist will determine what is right for you.
Yes, it is possible to have your teeth cleaned without having a check-up, but it is recommended that you see the dentist for a check-up every 6-9 months to catch problems early.