Why Would I Need a Sinus Lift?

Why Would I Need a Sinus Lift?

Posted by STONE DENTAL GROUP on Apr 13 2022, 08:26 AM

A dental implant is a long-term solution for a missing tooth. For the successful outcome of a dental implant, one should possess a strong base of support in the jawbone. In other cases, the dentist recommends undergoing a sinus lift procedure to support the dental implant for better outcomes.

Top Reasons Why You Require a Sinus Lift

A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is the process of lifting the maxillary sinus to make enough space in the sinus bone. The procedure helps to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw to place dental implants effectively. Hence, sinus lifts are the best solution for individuals who do not have enough bone support to place the implant. Have a look at the top reasons why you require a sinus lift procedure.

  • Missing tooth due to bone loss
  • Jaw bone deterioration due to severe gum disease
  • Congenital birth defects resulting in bone loss
  • The sinus cavity might be close to the upper jaw which may affect the success rate of dental implant

Procedure for Sinus Lift

Before a sinus lift procedure starts, the patient is administered oral or intravenous sedatives or a local anesthetic to keep him calm during the procedure. The oral surgeon makes an incision on the gum tissue exposing the bone underneath. The surgeon removes a small portion of the bone and lifts the cut portion of bone into the sinus cavity, resulting in the lifting of the sinus membrane.

The surgeon applies a bony piece into the sinus cavity space to fill the hole with a bone graft. Stitches or sutures are applied to close the incisions in your gums.

Sinus Lift Aftercare 

There will be some discomfort such as light bleeding from your nose or mouth after the sinus lift procedure. Here are some recovery steps to be followed after the sinus lift procedure.

  • Take the medication prescribed by the doctor to avoid infection.
  • Avoid coughing and sneezing at the initial stage as the vigorous blowing of your nose affects the placement of the bone graft material 
  • Avoid smoking, which may affect your healing period
  • Visit the dentist regularly for follow-up care

If you are considering a dental implant procedure for a missing tooth, but are not sure if you have enough jawbone tissue, we are here to help to check if you need a sinus lift procedure. Visit Stone Dental Group-SE Chicago Dentistry at 2845 N Sheridan Rd #914, Chicago, IL 60657. Call us at (773) 880 5080 for an appointment.

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