Sinus Lift Surgery Near You
A sinus lift, also known as a sinus augmentation is a relatively new procedure that is performed to simplify dental implant surgeries on your upper back jaw. Before this, it was very difficult to achieve success in this area because of the close proximity to your sinus and the insufficient bone quality in that area. If you have bone loss due to periodontal disease or previous tooth extraction, this can make it an even more complex procedure.
How Does a Sinus Lift Work?
Different materials can be used to augment the sinus. You may choose to use your own bone material (taken from your hip or tibia) prior to the procedure or donor material. The material is surgically placed under the gums to provide a more stable site to receive an implant. If you are undergoing a sinus lift, it is crucial to follow all after-care instructions we provide to prevent complications.
Sinus Lift Surgery Recovery
You may experience swelling in the area and bleeding from your mouth or nose immediately after your surgery is conducted. You can expect to feel uncomfortable over the following few days, but usually this isn’t major discomfort. If bleeding continues for more than two days, or pain and swelling becomes worse, speak with your dentist. 7-10 days following your surgery, you’ll return to your dentist to have them check the progress of your healing and remove stitches that have yet to dissolve on their own. Although a sinus lift may be slightly scary and complex, it can be necessary. Your dentist is extremely familiar with this procedure and once you have healed fully from your sinus lift, they are able to begin the process of placing your dental implants for a beautiful and functional smile.
If you have a compromised upper jawbone, a sinus lift may be required before you can receive your dental implants. You can contact us with any concerns or questions that you may have and we’ll be happy to ease your mind. Our staff is highly knowledgeable and experienced, meaning that you can trust us with your smile. Contact us today, to see how we can help you.