Avoiding Sinus Lift for Dental Implant - What is Sinus Lift Surgery, Bone Grafting

   07 Dec,2017

A sinus lift is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars. It's sometimes called a sinus augmentation. The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. Sinus lifts can be a particularly unpleasant experience for patients. The procedure takes more than an hour and involves significant trauma. Patients need to rest at home for three to 10 days due to the pain, discomfort, and severe, unattractive facial swelling and bruising. Six to nine months after the procedure, new bone is generated, and a second procedure is required to insert a dental implant into the newly formed bone. This is followed by a three- to five-month waiting period for the dental implant to be integrated into the bone when the prosthetic tooth can finally be inserted.