Sinus lift is a great solution for those who has bone loss in the upper jaw area or dental implantation cannot take place because the sinuses are too close to the jaw. It usually advised to have for those patients who has not got enough bone in the upper jaw, when teeth are missing for a long time or the maxillary sinus is too close to the jaw for dental implants to be placed. In these cases the aim is to increase bone quantity. During the procedure the doctor cuts the gum tissue near premolars or molars. A small, oval window is opened in the bone exposed.
The sinus membrane is gently pushed up and away from the jaw. Bone graft material is placed into the space, this way several millimeters of bone is added above the jaw. The incision is stitched and closed. There are two possible treatment types, either performing the dental implantation together with sinus lift, in this case the healing time is 8 months or first the sinus lift is done and 6 months later the dental implantation will take place which again has to heal for another 4 months. The type of treatment is decided by the specialist after personal consultation.
In what circumstances do people need sinus lift surgery ?
In the event that a patient does not have sufficient bone mass in their upper jaw they may need sinus lift surgery in order to complete a dental implant procedure. Sinus lift surgery may also be recommended if someone has lost teeth or their maxillary sinus is too close to the upper jaw.
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How is this sinus lift surgery completed ?
The surgery is performed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS). The surgeon inserts the implant below the maxillary sinus, artificial bone material or bone taken from a part of the patients body makes it possible for a dental implant to be placed.
Three primary sinus lifting techniques
- Lateral window approach
when an opening is made in the buccal bone;
- The Osteotome approach
in which a maxillofacial surgeon upsurges the crestal bone;
- Hydraulic sinus condensing
in which a hole is made in the crestal bone
What is periodontal disease ?
Periodontal disease refers to an infection of the gum, but it can also affect the tooth itself. Some people may suffer from periodontal disease without realizing it, periodontal disease may affect health in many ways. If periodontal disease is not treated properly, it can cause serious complications for teeth.