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In the upper jaw, after a tooth is lost, the sinuses may protrude into the area where the tooth was once present. This protrusion may make placement of a dental implant compromised. In this instance, the bone level is restored to the original level with a bone graft. This entails placement of bone material as the sinus is lifted--"sinus lift". After this is done, a proper sized dental implant can be placed.
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Recent studies have revealed that with early identification of impacted eyeteeth (or any other impacted tooth other than wisdom teeth), treatment should be initiated at a younger age. Once the general dentist or hygienist identifies a potential eruption problem, the patient should be referred to the orthodontist for early evaluation. www.implantsolutionstoday.com | 352-978-0908 |