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Our skulls are filled with empty spaces, or sinuses, that help lighten the weight of our heads so we can hold them up. We all know the sinus cavity that makes up our nose, or the Nasal Sinus. We also have a sinus that sits above the roots of our upper back teeth called the Maxillary Sinus. As we get older, the floor of the Maxillary Sinus drops down around the roots of our upper back teeth. As the sinus drops down, the available height of maxillary bone around the teeth becomes less. This poses an issue when replacing an upper back tooth, especially if we are replacing the tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants need a specific height and width of bone to be placed correctly. Now that we don’t have enough height due to the sinus growing down, or pneumatizing, we have developed techniques to build that height back in and make dental implants possible in the area. This technique is known as a Sinus Lift. It involves moving the floor of the siuns higher and placing bone graft, which becomes your own bone, and maintains the height of bone so a dental implant can be placed.

North Kansas City
9321 North Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64155
11401 Nall Ave.
Leawood, KS 66211
Country Club Plaza
411 Nichols Rd., Suite 236
Kansas City, MO 64112
Lee’s Summit
3355 NE Ralph Powell Rd.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
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