When upper teeth are removed, the maxillary sinus enlarges to push down into the space where the tooth was inside the bone [which is called pnuematization of the maxillary sinus]. As the bone heals, it leaves an atrophied maxillary bone ridge which is too small to support an implant [the artificial tooth root replacement]. If you want a dental implant in this area, we will need to regrow the bone where the sinus intruded into the maxillary ridge–which is called a sinus lift. The video shows the process–we are simply re-making the foundation of the dental implant. In summery of the sinus lift process: bolts under stress need firm material for support, dental implants need bone for the same reason.
- The Bacteria in your mouth causing gun disease may be linked to cancer in your esophagus–which is something you do not want. Ever.
- Breast Cancer Linked to Periodontal Disease. This is important information, especially for smokers.
- Here is a short video of replacing three teeth with dental implants.
- A Common periodontal pathogen may interfere with conception in women. The picture of reproductive difficulties and periodontal disease in women is starting to become clearer.
- Retainers should be worn for LIFE to stop straightened teeth going wonky again, dentists warn. [Dr. D has been saying this daily for 24 years.]