When your back teeth are missing

What happens when your back teeth are missing?

The roots of the back teeth are situated in the sinus floor, a bony structure that separates the maxillary sinuses from the oral cavity. After dental extraction, the height and thickness of the jaw bone diminishes. Sometimes the remaining height is as small as 1 mm. However, sufficient bone is essential for implant placement, ensuring the long-term stability of your dental implants.

 

How can back teeth be restored?

In the back teeth area, a procedure called sinus floor elevation leads to higher bone level for a secure insertion of implants. Your dentist will choose a suitable technique adapted for you and your clinical situation.

 

The information in this website is solely provided for information purposes. Such information is not meant to be a substitute for advice provided by a dentist.

 

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Verena Vermeulen
Scientific Communication Manager