Learn the Meanings of Common Dental Terminology

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Sinus Lift

The technical term for a sinus lift is a maxillary sinus floor augmentation procedure. It is a surgical procedure build up part of the upper jaw. The most common reason for this procedure is to build up the area for future dental implants. The material used for the augmentation comes from cadaver bone, but you can have your own bone grafted for this procedure. It is ground up and packed into the space where the sinus was and the soft tissue is stitched up to close it up.

It takes 4 to 9 months for the bone material to fuse with your jaw.

Dental Implant

Missing teeth can be replaced with molded fake teeth with dental implants. These implants function like regular teeth and are attached directly to the jaw bone.  They are attached to the jaw bone with a titanium root device like a metal screw. Your bone tissue will fuse to the titanium. Implants may feel a little different when chewing because they don’t have the nerves and ligament support that your other teeth have.

Known has the father of modern implant dentistry, Dr. Leonard Linkow started doing dental implants as early as 1952. He has published 12 books and registered 36 patents.

Dental Implants

Quickly understand how dental implants work with this 3D animation by CAESY Educational Systems from Patterson.