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Sinus Lift

WHAT IS A SINUS LIFT ?

The   type of bone graft is performed to increase bone density in the upper jaw .It is open performed to enable  the placement of dental implants and involves  the lifting of the sinus membrane  to allow  enough room  for   the new bone.

It is a specific type of bone graft often carried out  as a part of the dental implant process in which donor bone is  grafted onto areas of bone on either side of your nose.These areas are where the sinuses are located.

The bone graft is usually  carried out to increase the volume of bone is the upper jaw which  has reduced due to missing teeth defect in the sinuses (too near the upper jaw) due to the ageing  process or gum disease.

HOW IS A SINUS LIFT PERFORMED 

This  starts with a series of x-rays and possibly a CT scan of your jaw and sinus areas.The aim is to obtain an accurate set of measurements of your bone structure fort he graft.

This is followed by an incision in your gum tissue which is  then lifted  and pushed  to one side.This  enables  the dentist to view the jawbone  and sinuses.The sinuses contain a lining (membrane )which acts  as divider between your sinuses and jawbone .This membrane  has to be lifted to one side to enable Access fort he bone graft.The bone graft is then placed into this space.There are various types of bone graft but you are  most likely  to undergo an autograft  (local bone graft) or an allograft (taken from a human donor).The reason iti is called  a sinus lift is that the sinuses have to be lifted up and to one side during the procedure so that the new bone can be packed into this space.Once the sinus lift is completed the area is then pushed back into place and closed with stitches.

RECOVERY PERIOD AFTER A SINUS LIFT

Some people experience swelling  in their sinuses and  some mild bleeding  from their nose or mouth .Antibiotics and antibacterial moutwash will be prescribed  to deal with this.Avoid blowing your nose during this time  and use saline spray to keep the area wet within your nose.

The osseointegration process can take several months so be prepared  to wait although this depends upon  the type of graft you have had.If your own  bone has been used .e.g. an autograft then this normally integrates the quickest.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF SINUS LIFT

This is a safe and effective procedure  but there is  a small amount of risk. What can happen is that the sinus  membrane  becomes ruptured or torn during the procedure or the new bone fails to graft.Infections   are another risk.Thankfully  these are easily treated.