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Mini Sinus Lift Procedure for Dental Implants is Easier, More Comfortable and Costs Less

May 23, 2011 in Dental Implants by McCarl Dental Group

Have you been told that you need a dental implant that will first require a sinus lift? Sometimes in the upper jaw, the floor of the maxillary sinus is too low to place a dental implant.  A traditional sinus lift procedure creates space for an implant but can be too costly or involved for many dental patients.  Now a “mini sinus lift” can be performed by your general dentists at McCarl Dental Group at the time of dental implant placement with lower cost and no additional recovery time.

Rather than entering the sinus from the cheek side of the arch, a mini sinus lift “bumps” up the floor of the sinus just ahead of the advancing dental implant.  There is no additional entry point, no additional healing period, and a substantial savings over a full lateral approach sinus lift.

Dentists Clayton McCarl Jr, DDS and David McCarl, DDS of the McCarl Dental Group in Greenbelt and Millersville Maryland have received advanced training in placing mini sinus lifts.

Before x-ray of missing tooth

"Before" x-ray of missing tooth

"After" x-ray showing sinus lift with dental implant in place

"After" x-ray showing sinus lift with dental implant in place

In this x-ray, a patient of Dr. David McCarl needed an implant to replace a missing tooth on her upper arch.  The “Before” x-ray shows the floor of the sinus (white line) was so low there was not enough bone to place an implant.  The “After” x-ray shows a full sized dental implant placed with the floor of the sinus bumped up or lifted ahead of the advancing implant.

The mini sinus lift is an easy affordable way to receive a dental implant for dental patients who were  previously not candidates to receive a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.

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