Sinus lift is a surgical procedure used to provide additional bone in the mouth in the space between the upper jaw and the sinuses. As the name suggests, the membrane of the sinus is moved upwards (or lifted) to make room for the additional bone.
The procedure is required if there's not enough natural bone to place dental implants in the section of the upper jaw. Additionally, if the patient’s sinuses are too close to the jaw to be able to successfully place dental implants, a sinus lift procedure might be required as well.
Our surgeons will cut the gum tissue to expose the bone underneath. A small circle will be cut into the bone to create a “path” to the sinus.
The membrane is then lifted into the created sinus cavity and the hole that had been opened is filled with bone grafting material. Afterwards, the operated gum is sutured closed and is left to heal for several months.
After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, discomfort and in rare cases – bleeding, however, this is normal. You will also need to take care not to blow your nose frequently or sneeze too often if possible as this can affect the recovery.
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