Expert Sinus Lift Procedures at Palmetto Periodontics

Welcome to Palmetto Periodontics, where we specialize in sinus lift procedures in Columbia, SC. Our clinic is equipped with advanced technology and staffed by skilled professionals dedicated to enhancing your oral health and preparing you for successful dental implants.

Understanding Sinus Lifts

A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw, specifically in the premolar and molar areas, by lifting the sinus membrane and placing bone graft material. This procedure is often necessary when the sinus is too close to the jaw for dental implants to be placed safely.

Benefits of a Sinus Lift:

  • Facilitates Dental Implants: Provides sufficient bone height in the upper jaw for the placement of dental implants.
  • Long-Term Stability: Increases the longevity and stability of upper jaw dental implants.
  • Improves Oral Health: Helps prevent future bone loss and maintains facial structure.

Dr. James P. Wilson’s Expertise in Periodontal Surgery

Dr. James P. Wilson, leading periodontist at Palmetto Periodontics, brings extensive experience and precision to sinus lift surgeries. His expertise in this specialized procedure ensures that patients receive the most effective outcomes, enhancing their candidacy for dental implants with minimal complications.

Our Sinus Lift Procedure

Every sinus lift procedure at Palmetto Periodontics starts with a detailed assessment, including X-rays or CT scans, to evaluate the anatomy of your sinuses and jawbone.

Surgical Process:

  1. Accessing the Sinus: An incision is made in the gum tissue where the back teeth used to be.
  2. Lifting the Sinus Membrane: The sinus membrane is carefully lifted, and the space underneath is filled with bone grafting material.
  3. Closing the Incision: The gum tissue is stitched back together, and the area is left to heal, typically for several months, before implants can be placed.

Why Patients Choose Palmetto Periodontics for Sinus Lifts

Patients choose our clinic for sinus lifts because of our commitment to utilizing advanced surgical techniques, personalized patient care, and the extensive expertise of Dr. James P. Wilson. Our approach ensures that each step of the procedure is performed with the highest standards of safety and precision, focusing on optimal outcomes and patient comfort.

“Best dental experience ever!  Everyone at this office is focused on delivering valuable and friendly service along with an exceptional degree of professionalism. The atmosphere is remarkably soothing and the associates all appear to be happy being employed here. So glad I was referred to this office for specialty dental work. My sincere thanks to Dr Wilson and his staff for taking such good care of me!” - Beverly P.

Our office is strategically located just 10 miles from downtown Columbia, making it a convenient location for residents throughout Columbia and the surrounding communities including Lexington, Richland County, and Kershaw County. The clinic's proximity to local attractions such as the Columbia Museum of Art adds an extra layer of convenience for patients combining their medical visits with leisure activities.

Schedule Your Sinus Lift Consultation in Columbia, SC

If you've been told you need a sinus lift before getting dental implants, or if you are exploring your options for upper jaw bone augmentation, contact Palmetto Periodontics! Call us at (803) 788-0900 or visit our office at 124 Alpine Circle, Columbia, South Carolina 29223 to schedule a consultation. Let us help you take the next step towards a healthier smile and enhanced oral health.