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Sinus Lift Surgery

Best Dental Center | Brooklyn, NY

Transformative Jaw Reconstruction

In situations where bone loss impacts the upper jaw following tooth extraction or as a result of gum disease, sinus augmentation surgery presents a promising avenue for restoring the jaw’s structural integrity and enabling the seamless placement of dental implants. While dental implants serve as a highly effective solution for replacing missing teeth, the challenge of bone loss can impede their successful integration until the bone is adequately replenished through procedures like sinus lift surgery.
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Do I need Sinus Lift Surgery?

If you’re grappling with this challenge, considering sinus augmentation at the Best Dental Center in Brooklyn, New York, could prove advantageous. This innovative procedure entails replenishing lost bone and seamlessly integrating implants to uphold your jaw’s integrity, safeguard your existing teeth, and foster comprehensive dental health. Our dedicated team is ready to field any questions you may have about sinus augmentation dental surgery and guide you through the process with care and expertise.
Why Should I get Sinus lift surgery?

In certain instances, individuals may require dental implants in the posterior upper jaw region, where molars are situated, and may need extraction. However, this area is in close proximity to the maxillary sinuses and often exhibits reduced bone density compared to other parts of the jaw, possibly due to tooth extraction or gum disease. Consequently, placing a dental implant becomes challenging.

In such scenarios, sinus lift surgery presents itself as an excellent solution. This procedure, typically performed by a periodontist, involves elevating a portion of the sinus floor to create space, which is then filled with bone graft material. The graft material serves to regenerate bone and surrounding tissue, promoting optimal conditions for implant placement. This graft material may be sourced from the patient’s own body, synthetic materials, or bovine bone, with the latter demonstrating notable success rates.
Following the sinus lift surgery, a healing period of approximately four to nine months is typically required before the dental implant can be successfully placed.

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Sinus Lift Surgery Procedure

Before undergoing sinus lift surgery, it’s essential to understand the procedure’s sequence of events to ensure full preparedness and confidence. Here’s a general outline of what typically occurs during sinus lift surgery:

1. Incision

The surgeon begins by making a precise incision in the gum tissue, allowing access to the underlying bone.

2. Tissue Elevation

Gently lifting the tissue reveals the bone beneath, preparing the site for the subsequent steps of the procedure.

3. Bone Preparation

With careful precision, a small circle is created in the bone, providing access to the sinus cavity.

4. Graft Placement

The surgeon carefully elevates a bony piece into the sinus cavity and fills the void with bone graft material, facilitating new bone growth.

5. Closure

Once the procedure is complete, the incision is meticulously closed to promote proper healing and minimize discomfort.

6. Healing

Following surgery, a healing period of 4-12 months ensues, allowing for the integration of new bone before implant placement. 

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Care for After Surgery

Following sinus lift surgery, most individuals typically experience only mild discomfort. Some swelling and minor bleeding from the nose or mouth may occur in the days immediately following the procedure.

To promote optimal healing, it’s advisable to refrain from frequent nose blowing or sneezing, as these actions can potentially displace the bone-graft material and loosen stitches. Although sneezing may be challenging to control, minimizing exposure to triggers that induce sneezing is recommended.

Your dentist or dental specialist may provide you with:

  • Saline spray to maintain nasal moisture
  • Prescription medication to alleviate congestion and inflammation
  • Pain relief medication
  • Antibiotics to prevent infection
  • Antimicrobial mouthwash to support oral hygiene and prevent infection

A follow-up appointment with the dental specialist is typically scheduled 7-10 days post-surgery. During this visit, the specialist will assess the surgical site, remove any remaining stitches, and ensure proper healing. In some cases, additional follow-up appointments may be necessary to monitor progress and address any concerns. Rest assured, your dental professional’s priority is to ensure your optimal recovery and well-being.

Sinus Lift Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to recover from a sinus lift surgery?

Following a sinus lift surgery, patients typically experience a healing period of approximately 4-12 months before proceeding with implant placement. This duration allows for the proper integration of the newly augmented bone with the existing jaw structure, ensuring the success of the dental implant procedure.

Are there any risks associated with sinus lift surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, sinus lift surgery carries certain risks, although complications are rare. Potential risks include infection, bleeding, sinus membrane perforation, and swelling. However, your dental surgeon will take precautions and provide post-operative care instructions to minimize these risks and ensure a successful outcome.

How do I know if I need a sinus lift surgery?

If you’re considering dental implants and have experienced significant bone loss in the upper jaw due to factors such as tooth extraction or periodontal disease, you may require a sinus lift surgery. Your dentist will assess your oral health and bone density through imaging techniques such as X-rays or CT scans to determine the need for this procedure.

What can I expect during the recovery period after sinus lift surgery?

During the recovery period following sinus lift surgery, it’s normal to experience some swelling, discomfort, and minor bleeding. Your dentist may prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to manage any discomfort. It’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions diligently, including maintaining good oral hygiene and attending follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and optimal results.

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