Sinus lift procedure
The sinus lift procedure is required for dental implantation in the upper jaw. It should be said that the upper jaw is located under the maxillary sinus. In a situation where the volume of bone tissue for implantation is not enough, the bone must be augmented. For this purpose, the doctor raises the floor of the maxillary sinus and injects specialized bone material into the resulting space. In this case, it takes several months for a new bone to appear in this place of the necessary thickness and the doctor was able to perform implantation.
This procedure is performed under the condition of effective anesthesia or, if necessary and the patient wishes, medication sleep.
Indications for a sinus lift procedure:
- In case of bone atrophy in the tissue after the tooth extraction procedure.
- With insufficient bone thickness, due to the specifics of the anatomical structure.
- During age-related changes.
Varieties of procedure:
- Closed sinus lift is understood as the least traumatic method. In this case, the procedure is performed within fifteen minutes and is performed in simple clinical cases when the bone thickness is at least seven millimeters. For the operation, a small hole is made in the gum.
- Open sinus lift is performed within an hour and is necessary in cases where the bone thickness is less than seven millimeters. A hole is drilled in the wall of the maxillary sinus, through which the doctor pushes the bottom of the maxillary sinus and the resulting hole is filled with artificial or natural bone tissue. After four to six months, the formation of its own bone occurs.
Features of the procedure:
- After the procedure, the patient may experience edema on his face, which disappears in a few days.
- Within three to four weeks after the operation, the patient must follow the necessary recommendations of the surgeon. This will avoid complications.