Many times they have to perform a sinus lift to insert implants in the maxillary, that is because the bone is much less dense than the mandible. Because the bone is less dense, they are more prone to fail.marymoon wrote:Well, I have dental implants and every time I do a nasal rinse, I have to brace myself for the very extremely icky, uncomfortable feeling that comes over me and the implants as the water enters the sinuses. The feeling subsides after a few moments, but I dread it every time.
When it first started I thought my implants had perforated the sinus cavity, but my ENT said everything looked fine. He explained that there is a very thin membrane lining the bottom of the maxillary sinus cavity and teeth/implants can be very sensitive to nasal rinses.
I guess you're just one of the lucky ones, like me!
You need to see your oral surgeon ASAP for a panoramic x-ray to examine the state of your implants, sounds like you may have a failing/failed implant. They give no warning before they fail as there is no nerves to warn you of the event, they just fail as your bone/body rejects them. Your dentist can give you a bite wing x-ray which actually shows greater detail.
Your surgeon would be able to rule out any problems with the implants from the panoramic x-ray.