When the teeth are extracted on the upper jaw (maxilla) under the sinuses,
the sinus base hangs down into the empty place and as a result, it reduces the bone volume in this area.
For the implants which are planted in these bones, it causes failed treatment because of reduced bone volume.
The process of opening and lifting these sinus bases surgical is called sinus lifting.
Sinus lifting process generally lasts about 20 minutes under local anesthesia.
According to the structure and volume of the bone, the implant can be planted right after the sinus lifting process.
Frequently Asked Questions about Advanced Surgical Sinus Lift
What is advanced surgical sinus lift, and how is it different from a traditional sinus lift procedure?
Advanced surgical sinus lift is a type of oral surgery that involves adding bone graft material to the upper jawbone in order to create more space for dental implants. Unlike a traditional sinus lift, which typically involves making an incision in the gums and drilling a hole through the jawbone to access the sinus cavity, advanced surgical sinus lift uses minimally invasive techniques such as piezoelectric surgery or ultrasound to perform the procedure.
Who is a good candidate for advanced surgical sinus lift, and what are the benefits of this procedure?
Patients who have a thin or insufficient amount of bone in their upper jaw may be good candidates for advanced surgical sinus lift. This procedure can help increase bone volume, allowing for a more stable and long-lasting dental implant. The benefits of advanced surgical sinus lift include reduced post-operative discomfort, faster healing time, and a lower risk of complications compared to traditional sinus lift techniques.
What are the potential risks and complications associated with advanced surgical sinus lift, and how can they be minimized?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with advanced surgical sinus lift. These may include infection, bleeding, damage to surrounding teeth or nerves, and implant failure. However, the use of advanced surgical techniques can help minimize these risks, as can proper pre-operative planning and post-operative care.
What is the recovery process like after advanced surgical sinus lift, and how long does it typically take to fully heal?
Recovery after advanced surgical sinus lift usually involves some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. Patients may also need to follow a special diet and avoid certain activities for a period of time to allow the bone graft material to properly fuse with their natural bone. The length of the recovery period can vary depending on the individual patient, but most people are able to return to their normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. Full healing may take several months, as the bone graft material integrates with the existing bone.