Sinus Augmentation in Annandale, Manassas, and Woodbridge in Northern Virginia

Many people come to Northern Virginia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates because their dentist has referred them to us for a dental implant.

One of the keys to a successful dental implant is ensuring the quality and quantity of the bone where the implant will be placed. If the dental implant will be placed in the upper back jawbone, you may need sinus augmentation first to create enough bone height in the area of the jaw that contains the molars and premolars.

What is Sinus Augmentation?

Sinus augmentation is another name for sinus lift surgery. It’s a technique used to raise the sinus floor so new bone can form in the upper back jawbone, allowing for the placement of a dental implant. Our oral surgeons will add bone between the jaw and maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To create enough room for the bone graft, the oral surgeons will move the sinus membrane upward.

It’s become a common procedure in the past 18 years, and patients feel comfortable throughout the procedure.

Why may a sinus lift be necessary?

There are several reasons why there may not be enough natural bone in the back of the upper jaw to place a dental implant. A sinus lift may be necessary for these reasons:

  • Anatomy: the back of the upper jaw has less bone than the lower jaw
  • Shape and size of the sinus cavity, which gets larger with age
  • Bone loss due to periodontal (gum) disease
  • Bone loss due to a missing tooth or teeth

When you come for your consultation, the oral surgeon will take x-rays to study the anatomy of your jaw and sinuses. You may also need a CT scan, which can be taken right in the comfort of our own office. The scan allows our oral surgeons to accurately measure the height and width of the existing upper jawbone and evaluate the health of the sinus cavity.

Call us today to schedule a consultation to see whether a sinus lift may be necessary before getting a dental implant.

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We have three locations in the Northern Virginia area including Annandale, Manassas and Woodbridge. To find an office near you, click the link below.

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Dr. Jackson was extremely professional, patient, informative as well as friendly and enjoyable. She explained everything in great detail before my procedure. My personal dentist, Dr. Jones, recommended her. I knew if Dr. Jones recommended her she had to be great. My procedure was exactly as she explained. Her assistant Rosemary was also wonderful. I highly recommend Dr. Jackson to anyone reading t…

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Everyone in the office was very friendly and informative. Dr. Zadeh is a wonderful oral surgeon. He puts you at ease and explains everything very well. My recovery went exceedingly well, which was a testament to his expertise.

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Dr. Zadeh is not only a very qualified oral surgeon, he is a very warm and easy to communicate with kind of person. I had a lower canine that had been root-canaled some time ago and ended up having a painful infection. He took out my infected tooth like he pulled out a needle from a butter, not feeling any pain at all. He then placed an imediate implant. He is very efficient in using his time and…

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Awesome people! I had my reservations based on some yelp reviews [mostly concerning other issues other than the procedure itself]. So I went in with an open mind not really concerning myself with anything else other than getting my four wisdom tooth extracted. I came out pleasantly surprised at how professional and cautious the staff were. I was able to walk to my car unaided, did prescription run…

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Very pleasant and helpful people. The doctor that did my daughters surgery explained everything. Has a great bedside manner. Just want to thank them for all they do. I pray many blessings over you all.

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Dr. Jackson takes the time to get to know her patients before the surgical procedure starts. She thoroughly explained the steps of the procedure. She addressed every concern and answered all my questions before the procedure started. She is AWESOME!!

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My son had all wisdom teeth pulled out and the procedure went smoothly. Treatment plan was explained, staff ( from secretary to the Doctor) was friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend this clinic for dental care. Thank you!

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The staff was wonderful, helped me relax and told me a lot to details of how the procedure will be. I’ve never had surgery before but they explained what will happen and gave me good advice. After the surgery, they helped me to get settle after the procedure and gave in detail of how to care for myself after the surgery. Thanks to Dr. LaBriola and the staff for making my first oral surgery c…

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I’m afraid of all doctors but this was the best experience I’ve ever had. Everyone was extremely nice, with a warm inviting atmosphere. Their manager, Kelly was patient with all of my questions and helped me without hesitation. If I hear of someone needing surgery, this is who I’d recommend.

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I was referred to NVOMSA by our family dentist, and I have t say I was very impressed with Dr. Zadeh and his staff. My son had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted and had a great experience. The procedure took about 1/2 and hour and my son is recovering very well, miniaml swelling. Overall and excellent experience. They did a great job with my son’s wisdom teeth extractions.

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Dr. Jackson and her staffs are one of the best professionals I’ve met so far. They were ‘EXTREMELY’ patient and kind during the whole procedure. I highly recommend them.

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I had 4 teeth removed and was very nervous but they made me feel comfortable I will use them again. I have no pain today and it’s only been 24 hours.

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We love Dr.LaBriola he was so gentle with my daughter when she had her wisdom teeth out. Both of my daughter’s friends went to him too and they said the same thing

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