What is Sinus Lifting?
Sinus lifting is a surgical procedure. It 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.
Is Sinus Lifting Suitable for me?
People who do not have enough healthy natural bone to support dental implants, should have sinus lifting operation done. If you need dental implants but lack support in the jawbone, you may need this lift. The sinus must be moved to make space for the graft.
When do You Need Sinus Lifting Surgery?
In some cases, you may need sinus augmentation process before you get your dental implants. If you have more than one missing tooth in the upper jaw or if you need multiple implants in the upper jaw, you need sinus lifting operation. Sometimes genetic elements may also require surgery. For example your sinuses can be too close to the upper jaw by birth. And the other example is; genetic defects that cause upper jaw tooth or bone loss. Not everyone who gets molar or premolar teeth implants will need this surgery. However, it’s a fairly common procedure.
What are the Benefits of Sinus Lifting?
- It repairs gum disease and tooth loss damage.
- Sinus lifting makes dental Implants possible. Sinus lifts allow you with deteriorated upper jaws, small jaws, or large sinuses to be eligible for dental implants.
- It reduces risk of sinus damage. With a sinus lift, the cavity gains extra space.
- It helps you with extensive previous bone loss caused by periodontal disease, cancer treatment, or trauma.
Which Anesthesia Method is used in the Operation?
Patients have different anesthetic options for this treatment method. You and your dentist will decide the anesthesia method. Your dentist can use local and general anesthesia.
What is Sinus Lifting Procedure?
The sinus lifting procedure begins with a local anesthetic. Once the anesthetic kicks in, an incision is created into the upper gum tissue, right beneath the sinus area. The gum tissue is raised, and the upper jaw bone is exposed. Your dentist then creates a small window right into the bone, exposing the sinus’ membrane. After that, the sinus’ membrane is pushed up, with bone graft material tightly packed into the newly created space.
Sinus Lifting Recovery Process
After the operation you may experience swelling in the area and bleeding from your mouth or nose. Because of this you’ll probably feel uncomfortable for a few days. Depending on the grafting material used, implants may be placed in four to nine months.
Sinus Lifting Aftercare
- You should change the gauze pad every hour or so.
- Nothing should be eaten and drunk for two hours after the procedure.
- Avoid smoking.
- You should use ice packs to reduce the swelling.
- It is important not to blow your nose for one week.
- Avoid excessive mouth rinsing in order to allow the surgery site to form a blood clot and stop bleeding.
When You Should Call Your Dentist?
You should call your dentist for the following situations;
- If you have any swelling or pain gets worse over time.
- The bleeding does not stop after one to two days and it is bright red and continuous.
- If you feel that the bony material may have been dislodged after sneezing or blowing your nose.
- If your pain does not decrease over time or you develop a fever.
How Many Days Needed for the Treatment?
Your treatment can be completed in 1 day.