The air holes, known as the sinuses, are the organs that increase the quality of breathing of people. Loss of teeth in the maxilla can cause the sinuses close to the maxillary teeth to sag down and weaken the surrounding bone tissue.
Sinus lift can be done with open or closed technique. The thin canal shape created for the implant is filled with bone powder using the closed method. The open approach involves opening a valve to the implant site so that bone powder inserts can be made from the side. In cases where the implant cannot be placed, bone tissue is expected to form for six months if appropriate stability is ensured. Otherwise, the implant can be inserted in the next session.
The level of precision required for sinus surgeries depends on the experience of the doctor. The aim is to strengthen the thinning bone tissue without affecting the structure of the sinuses. Screw dental implant applications are simple when there is sufficient bone tissue in the location.
If there is not much bone tissue around the sinus, short implants may be preferred, or angled implants can be used to place dental implants in the anterior and posterior regions of the sinus cavities. Despite the limited application areas, there are treatment options that can be applied without the need for sinus surgery.
Sinus lift is a technique used to increase bone tissue in the posterior areas of the upper jaw. During this procedure, bone graft or bone powder is added by reaching the area under the sinus cavity. This process creates the necessary bone tissue in the area where the implant will be screwed and ensures the attachment of the implant.
Since the sinus lift procedure is performed under local anesthesia, it causes similar discomfort to other implant treatments.
It is an option applied in cases where the support bone density is insufficient in the area to be treated with a screwed tooth implant. However, for the suitability of the procedure, a detailed examination should be made on panoramic x-ray or dental tomography.
Sinus lift can vary depending on the method to be used and the amount of bone required. However, mostly the process takes around 1 hour.
It is essential to follow your doctor's recommendations after bone addition procedures. It is not recommended to blow the nose for 1 week after the operation. In addition, in order to heal the wound in the mouth, oral hygiene should be taken care of and hard foods should be avoided.
Scientific studies and clinical observations have reported success rates of 95% in bone insertion procedures in the sinus region. However, the percentage of success varies depending on the patient's condition and whether or not the dentist's recommendations are followed after surgery.
Except for sinus surgeries performed in a dental hospital, sinus lift treatments applied in private clinics are not covered by insurance.