Sinus Lifts

Having enough bone is key to the success of implant surgery. The upper back jaw is one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants because of insufficient bone quality and quantity and proximity to the sinus. A sinus lift may help with this challenge.

Why Would a Patient Need a Sinus Lift?

You may not have enough bone to place implants if you’ve suffered from issues like periodontal disease or tooth loss. Sinus lift surgery can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for dental implant placement. Several techniques can be used to raise the sinus and allow for new bone to form. You and your dentist can discuss which option is best for you.

3D model of a sinus lift treatment

What Happens During Treatment?

Before the surgery, your dentist will determine where to source the extra bone. People primarily get it from their own bodies, but there’s also the option to get it from a donor. After your dentist examines your x-rays to determine your treatment plan, they can schedule the surgery.

A sinus lift involves cutting the gum tissue and bone underneath to fill the space in your sinus cavity with the bone graft.

Recovering from a Sinus Lift

Most people only feel mild discomfort and swelling after a sinus lift. Don’t be alarmed if you also notice some light bleeding in the immediate days after the surgery. To prevent the grating material from moving, try your best to avoid sneezing or blowing your nose frequently.

You may also be given some tools to help you during recovery:

  • Saline spray
  • Antibiotics
  • Pain medication

Do You Need a Sinus Lift?

If you can’t get the treatment you need without a sinus lift, the team at Esthetic Family Dentistry can help. Contact our practice today if you have any questions or to set up your consultation.

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