Expert Rigid Augmentation and Sinus Lift in Auburn
Whether for aesthetic reasons, difficulties in chewing, jaw and mouth pain, or a number of other oral problems, rigid augmentation and sinus lift treatment is sometimes the best option. The expert staff of Auburn Periodontics and Implants are highly trained and experienced in these oral procedures, and we welcome a visit for an initial consultation. Call us today!
Ridge augmentation is a common procedure performed to help recreate the natural contour of the gums. After a tooth is removed, the bone in the jaw will often begin to deteriorate and recede and the height and width of the socket which was supported by the tooth will begin to shrink. Patients may eventually even develop an indentation in the gums or jawbone where the tooth used to be.
Rigid augmentation may be necessary before placing a dental implant, or for other aesthetic purposes.
Patients who’ve lost teeth in their upper jaw often need a sinus lift prior to having dental implants placed. Due to natural bone shrinkage over an extended period of time, the sinuses expand to occupy the empty space where the bone used to be. With insufficient bone to securely place a dental implant, a sinus lift is necessary to move the sinus back to its proper position and place additional bone in the area.
Rigid Augmentation and Sinus Lift IV Sedation
When providing our quality periodontal services, we offer moderate IV sedation. Moderate sedation is an altered state of consciousness wherein memory, anxiety and pain are greatly reduced and you become very relaxed and comfortable. Most people having moderate sedation think they were asleep during the procedure because they don’t remember anything from the time sedation started to the time they left the clinic.
Rigid Augmentation and Sinus Lift Experts Since 1981
Serving Auburn, Federal Way, Puyallup, Kent & Lea Hill