In the first part of our series, we discussed the cases in which oral dental tooth extraction is required. In our second article, you can find out about bone-grafting. The third part discusses a special case of bone substitution: the sinus lift.
Bone- grafting is recommended by our odontologist if the height or width of the jaw is insufficient to place the dental implant. In this case, it would not be able to keep the artificial roots, so it could cause damages within a short period of time. Complications could easily occur if the bone itself is too weak for a dental implant. These defects can easily be corrected by bone substitution when bones are filled with bone substitutes to improve bone quality. This will fresher and stronger the bone mass. The replacement material incorporates after a short period of time, which can be implanted safely, as the MDental Clinic provides you only long-lasting results.
What is sinus lift?
The sinus is a facial cavity consisting of two parts located on both sides of the nose, above the upper jaw.
The sinus lift (or maxillary sinus elevation surgery) is an oral surgical procedure when our surgeons lift the upper jaw by bone substitution. This could be necessary if the upper molars do not own enough bone for implant placing. If someone has not been treated for a long period of time with tooth replacement at the molars, it can lead easily to osteoporosis, resulting in lowering of the sinus height. In case of implanting, it is especially important to have this bone in a correct height and condition to prevent the sinus opening during oral surgery.
Two types are distinguished: the closed or open sinus lift. Although it might sound terrible, it is a safe solution to increase bone height since long time. Not to mention that local anesthesia makes the treatment painless. Our experienced team at MDental Clinic Hungary works with newest technology, using only high-quality materials.
Closed sinus lift
Our surgeons recommend this type of sinus lift when the patient needs to have only a small amount of bone-grafting. They open the gum – where they plan the implant- and surgeons drill to the bottom of the sinus. The graft material is added Inside the cheekbone, which is then integrated into the bone, thereby improving the own bone, thus allowing implants to be safely placed.
Opened sinus lift
This procedure is recommended in case of a bigger amount of bone grafting. It sounds a bit more complicated than the closed sinus lift. In this case, surgeons open a mouthpiece through the gum on the backside of the jaw. The graft material is added to this gap until it reaches the given height. Finally, it is closed with a special membrane layer, that helps to heal.
What to do after sinus lift?
After oral surgery, the treated area becomes swollen. Nose bleeding and sneezing should be avoided, as they can move the bone substitute material or open the surgical wound. Oral bleeding, nosebleeds may occur after oral surgery for a couple of days. After sinus lift, the dentist asks you to stop by a check-up. The healing time is on average a half year, after that time implants can be placed, to finally get the smile, you have always dreamed of.