What is a Sinus Lift and the Procedure?

A Sinus Lift Surgery adds bone to the Maxilla located on both sides of the jaw and nose, in between the Maxillary Sinuses. It is a standard treatment that has been adopted over the years and with great success.
 
The aim of the treatment is to allow for new bone to form for the placement of dental implants and to raise the floor of the sinus. The procedure is mostly painless with only slight discomfort during the process.
 

The Procedure

 

The surgery involves the use of bone from the patient’s body or another source e.g. bovine bone or allogenic bone. If your bone is used, it may be removed from your hip, tibia or mouth. You will be given options of graft materials that help regenerate lost tissue and bone.

 

  • You will need to get an X-Ray of the Sinus Lift Area for evaluation by Dr. Soordhar. Usually a dental CT-Scan (aka. CBCT) could be used to help determine the width and height of the existing bone and the evaluate the health of your sinus.
  • An incision is then made to expose the bone using unique burs, and a small circle cut into it. That piece of bone acts like a trap door where it is lifted and filled with bone graft material underneath. The incision is then closed and left to heal.
  • One may be allowed to recover from the surgery before implants are placed. However, depending on your needs, the implants may be positioned at the same time as the surgery. After the surgery, the bone may be allowed to develop and heal for 4-12 months.
  • Dental implants may then be placed after this period. Additional healing is required after implantation. Most of the patients experience little discomfort during the procedure. The result of a sinus lift is successful implants that last for years.

Often, a resorbable collagen will be placed against the sinus membrane in the sinus. It acts as a protection for the sinus membrane during the bone grafting process. Use of growth factors during the process stimulates bone formation without grafting and also aids in faster hardening of the new bone.

 

After Treatment

 
After the treatment, some patients experience bleeding from the mouth or nose, and sometimes, swelling or bruising in the area. During initial healing, patients are advised not to sneeze or blow their nose forcefully.
 
It may result in loosening of stitches or movement of the bone grafting material. You may be prescribed to take antibiotics and pain medication to help in the healing process. Regular appointments may be made for the dental specialist to keep track of your healing.
 
You may also need to use antimicrobial mouthwash.
 

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  • Sinus Lift

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