Oral surgery Part 3. – Everything you need to know about sinus lift


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 Medicover Dental 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 for a long time. Not to mention that local anesthesia makes the treatment painless. Our experienced team at Medicover Dental Clinic Hungary works with the newest technology, using only high-quality materials.

Read more articles on this topic here:

Oral surgery 1.
Oral surgery 2.
Oral surgery 4.