“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” Dr. Suess.
Having the privilege of studying under the foremost experts in the dental field has been an incredible professional journey for me. Dr. Hilt Tatum is one of those pioneers in the field of implantology. He is recognized as the first dentist to perform a lateral sinus lift. This procedure is necessary for patients who are missing upper posterior teeth and their maxillary sinus has pneumatized. In this situation it is necessary to create a window on the side of the sinus and tease the schneiderian membrane up and fill in the void with synthetic and demineralized bone. In our office we often perform an internal or bump lift, however sometimes due to lack of bone it is necessary to perform this surgically difficult procedure.
If you or someone you love has questions about dental implants, please contact our office for a complimentary consultation.
Michael W. Dagostino DDS