2014-04-09T19:20:00Z A rivalry renewedThe Associated Press The Associated

2014-04-09T19:20:00Z A rivalry renewedThe Associated Press The Associated
North Dakota led the next exodus, from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, to create the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. … He wanted to be a dentist, though, and that curriculum wasn't offered there. … North Dakota used to be the …
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Apples: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts
Dentists recommend cutting up your apples and chewing them with your back teeth. Always rinse your mouth … the acid and sugars. People with type 2 diabetes can eat apples, although the American Diabetes Association suggests buying smaller apples and …
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Study – Eating disorders prevalent among older adults

Study – Eating disorders prevalent among older adults
The ''vicious cycle'' of binging can lead to ''despair, disgust and a sense of loss of control,'' the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reports. Breece, a retired office … A wife, stepmother and step-grandmother …
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County spreading the word about prescription discount card
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American Dental Association's San Antonio conference economic impact

American Dental Association's San Antonio conference economic impact
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Hinsdale Dentist to Speak on Cancer Treatments and Oral Health at Local
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Looking a Dangerous Disease in the Mouth
The American Dental Association has resisted the idea for decades, arguing that it doesn't make economic sense and will consign some people to second-class care. “I always smile when I hear the term 'simple extraction,' ” said Maxine Feinberg, the …
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Warren Oral Surgery makes donation to New Jersey Give Kids a Smile

Warren Oral Surgery makes donation to New Jersey Give Kids a Smile
Give Kids a Smile, a national program started by the American Dental Association (ADA), allows underprivileged children to the age of 12 to receive free dental care on national “Give Kids a Smile Day”, February 7, 2014. New Jersey dentists help …
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Dave Barry's Review of 2013, the Year of the Zombies
In Rome, the College of Cardinals, apparently seeking to move the church in a new direction, chooses, as the first non-European pope in over a thousand years, a retired New Jersey tax accountant named Harvey Schwartz. Appearing before a …. U.S …
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Warren Dentist Makes Donation to 'Give Kids a Smile'
Dr. Daniel Sullivan, owner and oral surgeon of Warren Oral Surgery, on Friday will present a $ 1,000 check donation to Give Kids a Smile® _ a program that provides thousands of underprivileged children in New Jersey with free dental care — in a …
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Sinus Lift Surgery

A key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. Missing upper back teeth are among the most difficult to restore.    When the back teeth in the upper jaw are missing the sinus cavity becomes larger as the natural bone deteriorates over time.  If you’ve lost bone in that area due to reasons such as periodontal disease or tooth loss, you may be left without enough bone to place implants.

A sinus lift, also called sinus augmentation or sinus elevation, is a bone –augmentation procedure for patients who have insufficient natural bone below the sinus so that one or more implants can be placed. Sinus lift surgery can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants. Several techniques can be used to raise the sinus and allow for new bone to form. In one common technique, an incision is made to expose the bone. Then a small circle is cut into the bone. This bony piece is lifted into the sinus cavity, much like a trap door, and the space underneath is filled with bone graft material. This can regenerate lost bone and tissue. Finally, the incision is closed and healing is allowed to take place. Depending on your individual needs, the bone usually will be allowed to develop for about four to 12 months before implants can be placed. After the implants are placed, an additional healing period is required. In some cases, the implant can be placed at the same time the sinus is augmented.

3D scan imaging often is incorporated into the sinus lift and implant process. This advanced imaging shows us the height and width of bone and the location of the maxillary sinus.3D imaging allows us to map out the details of existing structure and perform the sinus lift with the greatest amount of precision.

The procedure does not affect speech, intonation or cause sinus problems. Many patients experience minimal discomfort during this procedure. Undergoing sinus lift surgery has been shown to greatly increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.

by Dr. Nadia Abazarnia, DDS