Sinus lift is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw, in the area of the back teeth, by lifting the sinus membrane and placing a bone graft. The sinus membrane is the lining of the maxillary sinus, which is an air-filled cavity above the upper jaw. By lifting the sinus membrane and grafting bone underneath, there is more bone available to support dental implants.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They provide a stable and natural-looking solution for tooth loss. However, dental implants require sufficient bone to anchor them securely. If there is not enough bone in the upper jaw, due to tooth loss, gum disease, or other factors, the implants may fail or cause complications.
Sinus lift can help create enough bone for dental implants in the upper jaw, especially in the area of the molars and premolars. Sinus lift can also improve the health and function of the sinus and prevent infections.
You may need sinus lift if you want to have dental implants in the upper jaw but do not have enough bone to support them. Some of the reasons why you may have insufficient bone in the upper jaw are:
If you have any of these conditions, your dentist at Polygems Dental Care will evaluate your jawbone and sinus using X-rays or CT scans and determine if you need sinus lift before placing dental implants.
Sinus lift is performed by a qualified dentist or oral surgeon at Polygems Dental Care. The procedure usually takes one to two hours and is done under local anesthesia, which means you will not feel any pain during the surgery. The steps involved in sinus lift are:
The benefits of sinus lift are:
The risks of sinus lift are:
The cost of sinus lift depends on several factors, such as:
Yes, you can use MediSave to pay for a portion of your Sinus Lift procedure.
No, you cannot at the point of publishing. For updated information, head to www.chas.sg
Here are some frequently asked questions about sinus lift:
No, sinus lift is not painful as it is done under local anesthesia. You may feel some pressure or vibration during the surgery, but you will not feel any pain. After the surgery, you may have some mild pain or discomfort for a few days, which can be relieved with painkillers and ice packs.
The duration of sinus lift depends on the amount of bone graft material that is used and the technique that is employed. Generally, sinus lift takes one to two hours to complete.
The healing time after sinus lift varies from person to person and depends on the type of bone graft material that is used and the quality of your bone and sinus. Generally, it takes about six to nine months for the bone graft to fuse with your natural bone and become ready for dental implants.
After sinus lift, you should follow these do’s and don’ts to ensure a smooth recovery: