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Sinus Lift

Beyond Boundaries: Advancements in Sinus Lift Surgery

If you want to get dental implants for your upper arch, you may need surgery to lift the maxillary sinus.

The team at Astoria Dental Group in Queens, NY, offers safe and effective sinus lifts as part of the implant process.

Learn why people in Long Island City and other Queens neighborhoods trust us for quality dental care.

What Is a Sinus Lift?

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The maxillary sinuses are air-filled cavities above the back portions of the upper jaw. They are approximately located where your molars and premolars are. If you want to get dental implants in that part of the jawbone, it’s important that these sinus cavities be filled with a bone graft. This provides enough bone or bony material that the implants can anchor into without harming the sinus membranes.

A sinus lift is a procedure in which this empty part of the sinus is filled with donor bone or another type of bone graft. The procedure is also referred to as a sinus augmentation. Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel can let you know if you need a sinus graft.

Sinus lift surgery creates bone mass and allows patients to receive implants along the upper jaw. Implant-supported restorations are an excellent restorative dentistry solution for different degrees of tooth loss.

Bone Graft Surgeryand Dental Implants

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Grafting allows people to get dental implants after experiencing bone loss due to missing teeth. The sinus augmentation procedure specifically refers to the use of these materials when placing dental implants in the upper jaw. We can discuss other bone augmentation surgeries that can help with the implant process during your visit.

Who Should Undergo a Sinus Lift?

Implants for the Upper Jaw

If you are interested in getting implants for your upper dental arch, the sinus graft procedure will provide stability and protect the membranes of the maxillary sinuses from perforation.

Missing Molars and Premolars

You won’t need a sinus lift if you’re getting implants for upper teeth at the front of the dental arch. Sinus lift patients will have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth at the back of their upper arch.

Good Overall Health

Patients should be in good enough health to undergo oral surgery without any risk to their general wellness. We can check for gum disease and review your medical history during your visit.

Do You Need a Sinus Lift?

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Contact Astoria Dental Group

A sinus lift may be just what you need if you’re interested in getting dental implants. The procedure can build the necessary bone density for successful treatment. Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel have helped patients from Astoria, Long Island City, and other parts of NYC. After completing a sinus lift, we can move forward with the dental implant process.
To learn more about sinus lifts and how they can help you, contact our Queens dental practice online. You can also reach Astoria Dental Group by phone.

Astoria Dental Group works with patients from Long Island City, Sunnyside, and other nearby neighborhoods. We are proud to serve all of NYC.

Bone Graft Options

Autologous Graft

Also known as an autograft, this refers to bone taken from the patient’s own body in order to complete a grafting procedure.

Donor Bone

Carefully sterilized donor bone (allografts) can be selected from a bone bank and used for the sinus lift procedure.

Animal Bone

Graft materials don’t just have to come from people. It’s possible to safely use bone tissue from animals for grafting purposes.

Synthetic Materials

Artificial bone graft materials have been quite effective in building hard tissue density during these kinds of oral surgeries.

Sinus Lift Recovery

After the sinus augmentation is completed patients will need a few days to recover. During this time, it’s important to get ample rest, avoid tobacco products, and take any medications as directed.

Post-op Side Effects

Common surgical side effects after bone grafting include swelling, bleeding, and mild discomfort. If you experience any severe pain, excessive swelling, or heavy bleeding, be sure to contact our practice right away.

Follow-up Visits

In the weeks after surgery, there will be multiple return visits to Astoria Dental Group. This will allow us to monitor your recovery and note how the graft is merging with your natural bone structure. Attend all of these visits as scheduled.

Overall Healing Time

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Before any implants can be placed, sinus lift patients must be fully healed and the bone grafts must be stable. This can take around six months, adding several months to the dental implant treatment timeline. We can discuss the full duration of implant dentistry treatment during your consultation.

Moving Forwardwith Dental Implants

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Once your sinuses have healed and the graft material has merged with the bone, we can move forward with the dental implant process. Once the implants are placed and have fused with your jaw, they’ll be stable enough to support a dental prosthesis. We can use implants to anchor a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a denture in place.

In addition to the added treatment time, the sinus procedure can add to the overall cost of treatment. Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel will be sure to discuss financing options and insurance coverage so you can get the treatment you need without going over your budget.

Meet Our Highly Trained Doctors

Our cosmetic dentists Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel provide world-class dental care in a caring and friendly environment. Residents in Queens, Long Island, and throughout NYC trust them to create beautiful, healthy smiles.

Clifford Degel, DDS

With over 35 years of experience helping patients maintain, restore, and revitalize their smiles, Dr. Clifford Degel is considered a top dentist in Queens. Dr. Degel is known for exquisite cosmetic and restorative dentistry work at his state-of the-art, full service practice, Astoria Dental Group.

Carmen Every-Degel, DDS

Recognized as a top Invisalign® dentist, Dr. Every-Degel provides dramatic transformations with the discreet, convenient system, along with various cosmetic treatments such as smile makeovers and other procedures designed to deliver a brighter, more brilliant smile.

Our Astoria Patients Know

Experience the transformative impact of permanent full-arch dental implants as depicted in a carefully curated collection highlighting the incredible evolution from tentative smiles to confident, radiant grins of the present.
Veronica Delgado
February 25, 2024
Throughout my life, my dental journey has been difficult, painful, and has caused me a lot of anxiety. I am very happy to have found Astoria Dental Group – everyone has been so kind and have taken the time to explain everything to me thoroughly and make sure I am comfortable. Dr. Degel is absolutely wonderful. I know I’m putting my teeth in the right hands and I will soon have my dream smile!
Ahmed Allam
December 9, 2023
Astoria’s finest! The team here is exceptional – a warm and welcoming staff coupled with highly professional dentists, a husband-and-wife duo who each dedicate three days a week. Their flexibility in scheduling and acceptance of various insurances make it hassle-free. I’ve been a loyal client for years, personally attended to by Dr. Carmen. She’s not only super nice but also patiently listens, possesses extensive knowledge, and most importantly, operates with utmost integrity – you can trust them without a doubt.
James Venuti
September 15, 2023
Nice office, very fast and professional, great Doctors and the gentle hygienists are wonderful!
Shelly Valherzrosa
August 12, 2023
I’m in pain but I love how they doing me thank u so much the best dentist thank u
Michael Belasco
June 9, 2023
After much research for a “good” dentist in Manhattan, I found Astoria dental group, been a loyal patient for years their expertise & state of the art approach friendly, competent staff, I would highly recommend.
Jennifer Lee (JAMM)
May 6, 2022
Absolutely the best dentist/dental group I have ever been to. Little to no wait time, they fully explain your issues and possible treatment options, and every single person front and back have been incredibly fortunate. They are organized in the front and the dentists know their stuff. So thankful for her and the practice! I’ve had major work done, great work, no pain.
Frank Navas
March 4, 2022
Have been a long time patient. Dr Degel and staff are top notch and professional! He does AMAZING work the whole experience is very comfortable pain & stress free. They also will work with you on how to pay for services and help you improve your dental health which ultimately improves your overall health and well-being!! Thank Astoria Dental and Dr Degel & Staff!!
Jeff Fralick
March 1, 2022
Dr Degel and his staff did outstanding work for me. Very attentive and friendly. I would recommend Astoria Dental Group to anyone looking for quality dental work. I had my entire top replaced with new implants and I feel like a new person. 5 stars all around!

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