When tooth loss occurs, several physiological changes take place. The bone and gum tissue in the tooth socket tend to shrink and regress. If the tooth loss occurred in the upper jaw, the maxillary sinus may begin to expand to occupy the empty space where bone used to be. If you would like a dental implant in the place of the missing tooth, however, a sinus lift may be required to provide a new substitute bone foundation for the implant. There are different types of sinus lifts, and our periodontist can help you determine which option is optimal for your individual needs. Dr. Akram Rafla has been performing sinus lifts in Worcester, Massachusetts, for many years, and we can help this service be effective, comfortable, and efficient.
At the office of Dr. Akram Rafla, we work hard to help you receive the care your smile needs and deserves. We are prepared to answer your questions and help you arrive at the treatment solution that is best for your needs. We invite you to call today to schedule your next appointment. During your appointment, Dr. Akram Rafla can evaluate your periodontal health and generate a personalized treatment plan to help you protect and improve your smile. We look forward to meeting you!