A sinus lift is utilized to add bone to the upper jaw where the molars and premolars occur. The maxillary sinuses are on the side of your nose, close to the cheek bones. When teeth in this location are lost, the bone structure may contract, and the sinus may enlarge to fill the void. As a result, implanting dental implants in the residual bone may be challenging, which is why the sinus lift is necessary.
The main benefit of a sinus lift is that it can allow patients who would otherwise be unable to receive dental implants from having them. A sinus lift can provide the necessary structure to support the implants by adding bone to the upper jaw. However, the procedure has drawbacks. It is a surgical procedure, so it carries some risk of complications. Additionally, it can be more expensive and time-consuming than other implant procedures.
Application of Sinus Lift Treatment
Before undergoing a sinus lift, your dentist or oral surgeon will take a panoramic X-ray and 3D tomography to evaluate your bone structure and the position of your sinuses. An incision in the gum tissue is conducted to reveal the underlying bone during the surgery. The surgeon will cut a small bone window and push the sinus's membrane lining upward. After filling the resulting space with bone graft material, the incision is sealed. Over time, the graft material will fuse with the existing bone, creating a stable base for dental implants.
If you're considering dental implants, a sinus lift may be necessary to provide the structure of bone required to support them.
A sinus lift can enable more patients to have dental implants, which are a well-liked and efficient method of replacing missing teeth.
If you've been informed you lack sufficient bone for dental implants, a sinus lift can be a suitable option
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