Sinus lift is a surgical procedure used to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw (maxilla) in the area of the molars and premolars.
The procedure is painless and is performed under local anesthesia. The procedure is performed by making a small incision on the gums in the area of the premolars and molars, revealing the underlying bone tissue. The surgeon then makes a small opening in the bone and carefully lifts the membrane that lines the sinus cavity. After the membrane is lifted, the space is filled with bone substitute to obtain sufficient bone volume for later dental implant placement. After that, it is necessary to wait for 6-8 months to allow sufficient bone formation before continuing with dental implant placement.
Once the artificial bone has fused with the surrounding bone, dental implants can be placed in the newly increased bone, providing a stable foundation for replacement teeth.
It is possible that mild swelling of the face may occur after the procedure. Bleeding from the nose is also possible. Blowing the nose is not recommended to prevent the movement of the bone inserted into the sinus or to prevent the stitches from breaking after the procedure. Painkillers should be taken as needed, antibiotics should be taken, and the mouth should be rinsed with mouthwash. Most patients experience only mild discomfort after the procedure.
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