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Implants in Upper Molars...success rates

I may need an implant placed in the upper back right molar(#2). I heard it is more difficult to place implants in the upper molar region. Has anyone had this experience.

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Alex
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Seeing an implantologist to have a thorough evaluation is advised.
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Thanks Scott,

Looks like I will also need the other side done as well, an implant in tooth #14(fist molar) on the upper left. So basically #14 on left and #2 on right need to be done. If there is not enough bone, will a sinus lift fix the issue so an implant can be placed? Who does the sinus lift, an ENT? I am worried that I am in for a difficult road with these implants, but mabe it is not as bad as it seems. I just don't want to be toothless as I have a really nice set of teeth!

Thanks,
Alex
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If tooth#3(first molar) and premolars are present, chewing function is generally sufficient.Replacement of missing second molar may not be necessary. If ypu wish to replace missing second molar, critical issues need to be considered. 1. interarch space or distance. 2. alveolar bone volume, if vertical bone height is inadequate, sinus lift procedure may be indicated. 3.mouth opening.4. systemic medical conditions. Seeing an implantologist to have a thorough evaluation is advised.
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