A sinus lift is required when teeth have been removed and dental implants are needed. When surrounding bone of the upper jaw is insufficient to hold the implants, sinus lift surgery adds bone to the area in order to reinforce it. To allow sufficient space for this, the sinus membrane on either side of the nose must be lifted. Much like the foundations of a house, dental implants need a strong and sturdy base to maintain stability. If the foundation is not in place, the dental implants cannot be fitted. There are many reasons why there may be insufficient bone to support a dental implant: Periodontal disease, Impact trauma, Proximity of maxillary sinus to the upper jaw, Disintegration of bone due to tooth loss and Tooth Extraction are the most usual reasons.
The first step before a sinus lift is to take an X-Ray or Computed Tomography (CT) scan. With this, the dentist can examine the overall health and composition of the jaw anden from the patient's own body, either from hip and tibia or sometimes from within the mouth itself. This is known as autogenous bone. In some cases, bone is taken from a donor or animal, if the patient's own bone is not suitable.
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A sinus lift is a surgical procedure which is performed in order to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw and may be required before getting dental implants on the upper jaw. If there is bone loss, the sinus has to be moved up in order to make space for a bone graft. Patients usually have to wait around 6 months for the bone graft to settle before the implants are implanted. A sinus lift may be needed in cases where patients are planning to get dental implants on the upper jaw. If the jaw bone needs augmenting with a bone graft, it may be necessary to move the sinus up. Placing an implant with little bone support increases the risk of implant failure, but can also cause a perforation of the sinus membrane.
Recommended for Dental implants Time requirements Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks. As the treatment involves the sinus, patients may be advised to wait several days before flying. This is because changes in air pressure can affect the sinus. If there is bone loss, the sinus is moved up to make space for a bone graft.
A range of materials may be used as bone matter in this procedure. A patient may use their own bone material or else use donor material.
This needs to be prepared before the procedure. For patients using their own bone matter, this is usually taken from their hip or tibia ahead of the procedure.,
The dentist will usually make an incision in the gums, and then expose the jawbone. They can then cut a hole into the bone, through which they can gently push the sinus upwards, and then pack in the bone graft material (either artificial bone or their own or a donor bone material). After this, the gums will be closed again and stitched shut. Materials Bone material - this can be artificial bone substitute, a graft from the patient's own bone or bone from a donor.
Anesthesia Patients have a number of anesthetic options for this procedure. Local and general anesthesia, or less commonly, intravenous sedation or nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas). Procedure duration The Sinus Lift takes 90 to 120 minutes. The jawbone is exposed and a hole is made in the bone, through which, the sinus is pushed upwards.,
Post procedure care After the sinus lift, the dentist will usually provide a gauze pad to bite down on - applying gentle pressure should help to stop site from bleeding. Patients should change the gauze pad every hour or so. It is normal for the gauze to become red, however patients should seek help if the site continues to bleed heavily.
Some patients use ice packs to reduce the swelling, and it is important to avoid excessive mouth rinsing in order to allow the surgery site to form a blood clot and stop bleeding. It is important not to smoke. Avoid blowing your nose for one week.
Possible discomfort After this procedure it is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort. This usually subsides after 2 or 3 days, although a slightly longer recovery period is normal.,