Sinus Lift

Addressing bone degradation

This surgery can restore lost or degraded bone density helping patients whose maxillary sinus is too close to the upper jaw receive dental implants without the increased risk of implant penetration.

What you need to know about Sinus Lifts

What to expect from sinus lift surgery

During sinus lift surgery an X-ray or CT scan is used to determine the bone that should be utilized for the sinus lift. During the procedure an incision is made along the jaw and the sinus balloon is lifted in order to place the bone graft creating a space between the sinus membrane and the jaw. Over time this graft bone substitute will heal, becoming part of your natural bone structure.

What anesthetic is available?

Several anesthetic options are available for the procedure depending on your level of comfort. Local anesthesia is commonly used and allows patients to feel comfortable without pain during the surgery. Sinus lift surgery has great success in supporting implants after the procedure.

What is recovery like?

After the procedure, it may be between four and 12 months for the bone to develop and implants can be placed. Sneezing hard with your mouth closed or blowing your nose forcefully can open up the stitches or displace the graft if you are not careful. Your personal situation will be evaluated with your doctor to determine how long your full recovery should be. In some instances, implants can be placed the same day depending on your situation.

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