Sinus Lift Surgery

06/21/2023by admin0

Sinus Lift Surgery with advanced techniques to enhance safety and success of dental implants.

Sinus Lift Surgery oral surgeon

In the different areas of dentistry, innovative procedures are constantly emerging to address complex dental issues.

One such procedure is the sinus lift advanced surgery, which plays a crucial role in ensuring the success of dental implants.

If you’re considering dental implants but lack sufficient bone in the upper maxillary, having proximity of the maxillary sinus, the newest surgical techniques can help you achieve the conditions necessary for the placement of dental implants.

Sinus Lift Advanced Surgery

What is sinus lift?

This procedure, also known as maxillary sinus floor augmentation, is performed to augment the bone in the posterior maxilla, specifically the area above the premolars and molars. The aim is to create a stable foundation for dental implants by lifting the maxillary floor sinus membrane and adding bone graft material to enhance bone volume and density.

When is necessary a Sinus Lift Surgery

When considering dental implants in the upper jaw, it is crucial to have adequate bone volume and density for long-term implant success.

However, the posterior maxilla often lacks sufficient bone due to the presence of the maxillary sinus, a hollow space above the upper teeth. This poses a challenge when it comes to placing dental implants securely.

Our advanced techniques in the hands of highly trained specialists, combined with co-adjutant  regenerative and computerized 3D technology allow us to offer our patients an inclusive procedure including sinus lifting, bone graft, tooth extraction if needed and dental implant placement all in one single surgical appointment.

Sinus Lift Advanced Surgery Techniques

There are different techniques used in sinus lift advanced surgery: lateral window technique, osteotome technique. Each technique has its advantages and is chosen based on the patient’s specific needs and the dentist’s expertise.

Our team of oral surgeons are applying the latest techniques, including atraumatic lateral sinus lift, Summers technique, and combined bone graft techniques.

Lateral Window Technique

The lateral window technique is the most commonly used approach for sinus lift advanced surgery.

How is a sinus lift surgery performed?

The lateral window technique can be described in simple terms in several steps:

Anesthesia: The procedure starts by giving the patient local anesthesia around the area,

Incision: An incision is done, and Flap of the gum is separated.

Our dentists specialist in periodontal or maxillofacial surgery begins by making an incision in the gum tissue near the area where the dental implant will be placed.

This incision creates a flap, exposing the underlying bone.

Accessing the Sinus: A small window is then created in the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus, carefully exposing the sinus membrane.

Lifting the Sinus Membrane: Our specialist gently elevates the sinus membrane, creating a space between the membrane and the sinus floor.

Placement of Bone Graft Material: The newly created space is filled with bone graft material, such as sterilized granulated lyophilized bone (almost every time) or autogenous bone taken from the patient’s own body. This graft material stimulates new bone growth and integrates with the existing bone over time.

Closure and Healing: The incision is sutured closed, and the healing process begins. Over a period of around five to six months, the bone graft material fuses with the existing bone, creating a strong foundation for dental implant placement.

Osteotome Technique

The osteotome technique is an alternative to the lateral window technique, suitable for patients with less severe bone loss or those who prefer a minimally invasive approach. Here’s an overview of the osteotome technique:

Initial Preparation: Our specialized dentist starts by  anesthetizing the area and making a small incision in the gum tissue and creating a pilot hole in the jawbone, preparing it for the osteotome technique.

Gradual Bone Expansion: Specialized instruments called osteotomes are used to gradually expand the bone vertically.

This expansion compacts the existing bone and creates space for the bone graft material.

Placement of Bone Graft Material: As with the lateral window technique, bone graft material is placed in the expanded area to promote bone growth and stability.

Healing Process: Over time, the bone graft material integrates with the existing bone, providing a solid foundation for dental implant placement.

Both the lateral window technique and the osteotome technique have shown high success rates in enhancing bone density and facilitating the placement of dental implants.

Recovery and Post-Operative Care

After sinus lift advanced surgery, proper post-operative care is essential for optimal healing and successful dental implant placement. Here are some key aspects of recovery and post-operative care to keep in mind:

Pain Management: Some discomfort and swelling can be expected after the surgery. Your dentist may prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. Applying cold packs to the face can also help reduce swelling.

Oral Hygiene: Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial during the recovery period. Your dentist may recommend rinsing with a saltwater solution to keep the surgical site clean. Be gentle when brushing your teeth near the surgical area to avoid disturbing the healing process.

Dietary Guidelines: Stick to a soft or liquid diet for the first few days after surgery to avoid putting excessive pressure on the surgical site. Gradually reintroduce solid foods as advised by your dentist.

Follow-up Appointments: Regular follow-up appointments with your dentist are essential to monitor the healing progress and ensure the successful integration of the bone graft material.

By adhering to these recovery guidelines and closely following your dentist’s instructions, you can promote proper healing and increase the chances of a successful dental implant placement.

FAQs about Sinus Lift Surgery

Q: Is sinus lift advanced surgery a painful procedure?

A1: While sinus lift advanced surgery involves some discomfort during the recovery period, the procedure itself is performed under local or general anesthesia, ensuring a painless experience.

Q: How long does the recovery period typically last?

A: The recovery period for sinus lift advanced surgery varies from person to person but generally spans a few days to a few weeks. Complete bone integration may take several months.

Q: Are there any risks or complications associated with sinus lift advanced surgery?

A3: Like any surgical procedure, sinus lift advanced surgery carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, sinus membrane perforation, and graft failure. However, with an experienced dentist and proper post-operative care, these risks can be minimized.

Q: Who is an ideal candidate for sinus lift advanced surgery?

A: Sinus lift advanced surgery is typically recommended for individuals who require dental implants in the posterior maxilla but lack sufficient bone volume. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health and perform diagnostic tests to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Q: How long does it take for the bone graft material to integrate with the existing bone?

A: The integration of bone graft material with the existing bone takes time. It typically ranges from three to six months, although individual factors and healing rates can affect this timeline.

Q: Can I receive dental implants immediately after sinus lift advanced surgery?

A6: In some cases, your dentist may be able to place dental implants during the same procedure as the sinus lift advanced surgery.

However, in most cases, a healing period is necessary to ensure the successful integration of the bone graft material before dental implant placement.

Sinus lift advanced surgery is an important procedure that allow us dental professionals to offer our patients in conditions of insufficient bone in the posterior maxilla, the possibility of enabling successful dental implant placement.

With our latest techniques, such as the lateral window and osteotome techniques, this procedure offers viable solutions for individuals seeking dental implants.

By choosing a skilled dentist specialized in oral surgery and following proper post-operative care, you can embark on your dental implant journey with confidence, knowing that your oral health and smile are in capable hands.

Our advanced techniques in the hands of highly trained specialists, combined with co-adjutant regenerative and computerized 3D technology allow us to offer our patients an inclusive procedure including sinus lifting, bone graft, tooth extraction if needed and dental implant placement all in one single surgical appointment.

Our team specialized in complete full mouth reconstruction with the latest surgical and reconstructive techniques.

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