Sinus Lift with Dental Implants in Springfield
Meticulousness and a highly specialized therapy that is only provided by Dr. Cross.
The sinuses are a system of connected hollow spaces inside of the skull. In some cases, the location or size of these spaces can get in the way of dental implant treatments. A sinus lift changes the size of the sinuses to allow the periodontist to complete the procedure.
Dr. J. David Cross, a periodontist with more than 25 years in practice, offers a variety of treatments to support the gums, teeth and implants. This includes highly precise procedures that Springfield patients require, such as a sinus lift.
Patients rely on Dr. Cross in part because of his fastidiousness, experience and proficiency. He continually develops his surgical skills by participating annually in professional development required for the field. Beyond this expertise, patients also appreciate the gentle and attentive approach he brings to their treatment.
An Overview of Sinus Lift
Dr. Cross may recommend a sinus lift to allow you to receive a dental implant. These implants are artificial tooth roots that Dr. Cross positions inside of the jaw bone and that connect to a new crown or bridge.
If you have large sinuses or not enough bone, you will have less bone in certain areas of the upper jaw. This may present a problem if Dr. Cross needs to place implants in these locations.
Dr. Cross can resolve this concern for Springfield patients with a sinus lift. This allows him to place dental implants in the newly established bone.
Dr. Cross’ Approach to Sinus Lift
Dr. Cross applies microsurgical techniques to his treatment. This means that he uses very high levels of magnification to see the features of your mouth up to 26 times more clearly, and he works with extremely small instruments to offer you greater precision, comfort and a faster recovery.
Microsurgery is particularly important for Springfield sinus lift patients. Many periodontists use what is called a “lateral window” approach for their sinus lift; however, that technique can be offensive. By comparison, Dr. Cross’ method uses extremely small and atraumatic instruments. He is one of the few doctors in the United States who are trained in and who use this technique.
What Patients Can Expect with Sinus Lift
When you visit Dr. Cross’ Springfield office for an initial consultation about dental implants, he may discuss the sinus lift procedure with you depending on your specific needs and treatment goals. He will review your treatment in detail, answer any questions you have, and ensure sure that you are comfortable with his recommendations.
Most Springfield patients who receive staged dental implants tell us that they recovery is very easy comfortable.
On the day of your appointment:
- Dr. Cross will work gently, carefully, and in close communication with you to ensure your comfort.
- After the treatment is completed, Dr. Cross will review with you how to manage the area as it his healing. After providing detailed instructions, his office will also provide written instructions for you.
- Dr. Cross and his staff will provide contact phone numbers should you have any questions or concerns during your treatment.
If the position of your sinuses is preventing you from having a restored smile and bite, explore sinus lift treatment with Dr. Cross. Schedule an appointment with his Springfield office online or by phone at 217-793-0196.