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Sinus lift : What Is It

Sinus lift is one of the modern techniques used in our clinic and is considered necessary in certain cases. The Maxillofacial Surgeon and his specialized medical team, with years of experience and full training on even the most difficult cases, guarantee long-lasting and unique results in the safest way possible. The up-to-date techniques used in our clinic and the latest generation medical equipment are key factors that contribute to the complete success of the procedures we undertake, while our goal is to create a friendly and comfortable environment that inspires confidence in the patient.

The technique of sinus lift is performed by a qualified dentist in order to better develop the surgical placement of dental implants. The sinus is an air cavity located on either side of the nose that reaches the posterior teeth of the upper jaw as it extends laterally. There is a direct relationship between the sinus and the maxilla and it is possible that there is an increase in the size of the sinus resulting from atrophy. This is usually seen when the posterior teeth of the maxilla are missing for a long period of time. The result is that the height of the bone in the area decreases and the size of the sinus increases.

What are the cases when a sinus lift is required

In cases where the surgical placement of dental implants in the area of the back teeth of the upper jaw is necessary and the height of the maxillary sinus is not sufficient for the placement to be safe and perfect, sinus lift surgery is necessary. The aim is to correct this particular piece, so that the experienced Maxillofacial Surgeon can then proceed safely to the placement of the surgical implants.  

Sinus Lift: What is the Procedure

The standard procedure of sinus lift involves in most cases local anesthesia with an intraoral approach. During the procedure, which takes about half an hour, the sinus floor is removed away from the area where the implants will be placed and then a bone graft is placed in the gap created.  

A period of four months is then allowed for the new bone placed to integrate well with the existing bone in the maxilla. This increases the height of the area where the dental implants will be placed. Finally, once the waiting period is over, the dental surgeon proceeds to place the dental implants.

Our clinic provides all the information you need before surgery, along with comprehensive guidance from our medical team. The many years of experience of our medical staff, combined with the modern techniques used, guarantee immediate and long-term results. Contact us now.