Get the bone support you need for dental Implants with a Sinus Lift
Losing bone, especially in the floor of your sinus, can make it difficult or impossible to get dental implants.
If you’re missing teeth and don’t want to wear dentures, you may be considering dental implants as an option. However, if the bone on the floor of your sinus came off with the extraction of your upper molars, you may not be a candidate for implants unless you get a sinus lift.
At Maylands Dental Centre, we offer sinus lifts for dental implants to provide extra bone support for the implant area and increase the chances of success for the invasive procedure. With this minor oral surgery, we can help you achieve the smile you deserve. Acting sooner will help you save more teeth and money. So, call us today at 08 9370 5464. Getting a beautiful smile is just one phone call away!
Why Would You Need a Sinus Lift with Dental Implants?
A sinus lift is needed if there is insufficient bone in your upper jaw to support a dental implant. Without sufficient bone volume, an implant may end up piercing the sinus and causing complications. Some of the reasons you might need a sinus lift with dental implants are as follows:
- The sinus cavity is too close to the upper jaw and might interfere with the implants.
- Tooth loss has resulted in bone loss as well.
- Your teeth were lost a long time ago, and your body has resorbed a portion of your jawbone, causing it to thin.
- Periodontal (gum) disease has caused bone deterioration.
- Loss of the back upper molars, which is an area that naturally has less bone, to begin with.
- Congenital disabilities or other conditions that lead to bone structure loss.
The dentist will check your upper jaw bone using modern imaging equipment to decide whether you need a sinus lift. It is a relatively standard procedure. However, it is not always needed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Bone material can be acquired from a donor or the patient’s body, most commonly the hip. If the bone source is taken from the patient, the procedure must be performed in a hospital. To begin, the dental professional will make an incision in the gums to reveal the bone. This enables them to carve a hole in the bone before repositioning the sinuses.
The bone graft is then implanted, and the gums can be stitched up. You will be anesthetized throughout the treatment to guarantee your comfort. Ice and over-the-counter pain relievers can help reduce swelling and alleviate pain. As long as you’re careful post-surgery, you can feel back to normal within a couple of weeks.
Sinus lift surgery is a safe and straightforward procedure. A sinus augmentation is often performed in the dentist office. The complete procedure can take anything from 90 minutes to two hours.
- First, the patient is anaesthetised with local and general anesthesia. Nitrous oxide may be used by a dentist if necessary, but this is less common.
- Next, the dentist will cut the gum tissue around your back teeth to expose the jawbone.
- With the tissue lifted and the jawbone exposed, the dentist will cut a small circle in the bone to gently push on the sinus membrane.
- The hole is filled with the previously determined bone transplant as the bony portion is lifted into the sinus cavity space.
- The treatment is now complete, and the incision will be closed with sutures by the dentist.
Depending on your overall oral health and the condition of your jaw tissue, it may take 3 to 9 months for a sinus lift to heal entirely and for the graft to be solid enough to support a dental implant.
Since the implant takes between 3 to 6 months to heal, the overall dental treatment period for a sinus lift and dental implant is typically around a year. However, this can vary depending on every patient’s condition.
Bone grafts and sinus lifts are not exactly the same, yet they serve the same purpose. These procedures are utilized to create a stable, sturdy foundation for dental implant surgery.
A bone transplant is a straightforward surgical operation in which a piece of bone from an animal, donor tissue, or elsewhere on your body is put into the gumline and then allowed to heal.
A sinus lift is similar, but it is applied to the upper teeth. A hole in the gum tissue is formed, the sinus membrane is lifted, and bone powder is poured into the region. Over time, this bone will merge with the surrounding tissue, strengthening it.
Since a sinus lift is a surgical procedure, it entails inherent risks. The main drawback associated with this procedure is piercing or ripping the membrane. The wound can be healed if this occurs, and the surgery can proceed. Occasionally, in the case of a more significant tear, the membrane will need time to repair before the lift may be performed again.
A sinus infection is a more serious concern. Your dentist will prescribe medication to prevent this, and you should take precautions while sneezing or blowing your nose to avoid displacing the bone graft material or dislodging your stitches. For this reason, we don’t recommend getting a sinus augmentation during your allergy season.