What is a sinus Lift?

The amount and quality of the bone where the implant is to be put is critical to implant success. Due to limited bone quantity and quality, as well as the near proximity to the sinus, the upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most challenging places to properly place dental implants. If you've lost bone in that area owing to factors like periodontal disease or tooth loss, you might be left without enough bone to place implants.

Sinus lift surgery, also known as sinus augmentation, can help remedy this issue by lifting the sinus floor and generating bone for dental implant placement. There are several procedures that may be utilized to elevate the sinus and allow new bone to grow.

In one typical procedure, the gum is cut in order to reveal the bone. The bone is then punctured with a tiny circle. Similar to a trap door, this bony component is pulled into the sinus cavity, where bone graft material is placed below. Your specialist may go through the several types of bone graft materials that can be used to replace missing bone and tissue.

The incision is finally stitched up, and recovery is permitted. The amount of time the bone must mature before implants may be inserted typically ranges from four to twelve months, depending on your specific needs. A further healing period is necessary once the implants have been inserted. However, the implant may occasionally be inserted concurrently with sinus augmentation.

What Happens After a Sinus Lift?

The majority of patients only feel a little pain following their sinus lift. There might be some edema. In the days following surgery, you can also have some little bleeding from your lips or nose.

Try not to regularly sneeze or blow your nose after your operation. (We are aware that sneezing is difficult to manage; try to avoid situations that will make you sneeze more than usual.) Blowing your nose and sneezing might cause the bone-graft material to shift and the sutures to come undone. So take care.

Dentist or a dental specialist may give you:

  • saline nasal spray to maintain moisture
  • a medication to reduce swelling and irritation
  • analgesics to use
  • Antibiotics
  • mouthwash with antimicrobial agents to help prevent infection