Placing a dental implant and sinus lift surgery.
Answering common questions.
Sinus lifting is called osteoplastic (or osteoplastic) surgery, which is aimed at replenishing the deficiency of bone tissue in the lateral areas of the upper jaw, more specifically, in the area of the maxillary sinuses. It is carried out before the subsequent implantation. During the intervention, the mucous membrane of the floor of the maxillary sinus is lifted, and the cavity is filled with osteoplastic material.
Types of sinus lift
Bilateral and unilateral sinus lifting is performed. In the first case, the volume of the bone is restored in the area of both maxillary sinuses at once, in the second, respectively, in the area of only one.
Also sinus lift surgery can be done in two different techniques: open and closed. These are two types of modern surgery, which have different indications for carrying out.
Placing a dental implant after sinus surgery
Dentists or surgery doctors often combine sinus lifting and placing a dental implant, considering this treatment option to be ideal. However, in order to combine these interventions, several factors must coincide:
- the height of the bone in the area where the implantation is planned should be at least 4-7 mm;
- the absence of any pathological processes in mouth such as: teeth cavity, bone structures, etc;
- the first stage should pass without complications – maxillary sinus perforation, allergic reactions, bleeding;
- the maxillary bone is quite dense.
If the implant is installed after a sinus lift, the load on it is possible no earlier than 3-4 months. As a rule, it is the closed sinus lift that is combined with the simultaneous implantation of the upper teeth, since in this case the restoration of the bone deficit is restored in a minimally invasive way. In this case, the material is inserted through the bed created for the implant.
However, if there is a lack of bone, or bone is very poor quality, the specialist may recommend an open sinus lift. This is a more voluminous intervention, requiring more rehabilitation time. A hole is created on the side of the jaw with the help of instruments, through which the dental surgeon introduces the material. After that, the area of operation is sutured and it is required to wait for the engraftment of the material.
With open sinus lift, implantation is usually performed 6-8 months after bone augmentation. Although the period is quite long, it allows us to guarantee a high-quality result. Simultaneous implantation with open sinus lift is performed in exceptional cases. This requires almost ideal conditions – a complete absence of contraindications, excellent tissue condition, and so on.
Brickell Dental Care doctors always individually select the treatment for each patient, taking into account the results of diagnostics and the peculiarities of the structure of the jaw and sinuses. All specialists have extensive experience in carrying out even complex dental operations without discomfort for the patient.
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