Many people who undergo teeth loss eventually start losing bone mass in their upper jaw in the area of the premolars and molars. Restoring bone mass often requires a sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation.
Bone is added between the maxillary sinuses and the jaw, which are located near to the nose. In order to make space for the room, the sinus membrane is moved in the upward direction. Sinus uplifts must be done by a specialist such as a maxillofacial surgeon or periodontist.
What Is the Surgical Procedure Used For?
Sinus Lift is used as a last measure when there isn’t enough bone mass in the upper jaw to support dental implants. There could be several reasons why a person loses bone mass, these include periodontal disease and tooth loss.
Sinus lifts have become a mainstream form of surgery in the last decade in order for people to replace their missing teeth and improve their quality of life.
Sinus Lift in India is an Affordable Alternative
Sinus lift costs in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia are usually not covered by dental insurance. This means that the bulk of the sinus lift costs have to be paid in full by the patients themselves. The price of sinus lift in these countries depends on individual specialists and clinics can be very expensive.
Sinus lift in India is an affordable alternative that is up to 80 percent cheaper than in US, UK, Australia, and other countries. The best part is that the procedure tends to produce the same, if not better, results with the same success rates.
The bone used for sinus lift comes from bones of cow or cadaver. A patient’s own bone can be used as well, but it is usually extracted from other areas of the body and even mouth. It is not unheard of for surgeons to extract the bone from the tibia or hip.
The specialist will make X-rays of the mouth before the sinus lift can be performed in order to study the anatomy of the sinus and jaw. The results might be combined with a computed tomography (ICT) scan. These scans enable the dentist to measure the width and height of the existing bone mass and accurately assess the sinus’s health.
Surgery and Follow Up
An incision is made into the gum tissue where the teeth formerly used to exist. This tissue is raised in order to reveal the bone. A tiny opening is exposed in the bone to reveal a membrane that lines the sinus and separates it from the jaw. This membrane is pushed away and upwards from the jaw.
Bone graft material is then loaded inside the space where the sinus once used to exist. The amount of bone used varies on the extent of bone loss. It will take around five to ten months before teeth implants are placed on the jaw.
It is possible for patients to bleed from their nose and mouth. Dr. Motiwala, an expert in sinus lift surgery with several years of experience in the industry, advises against sneezing forcefully and blowing out the nose, the force of which could cause the bone graft material to get displaced and loosen the stitches.
Get in touch with consultants at Dr. Motiwala Dental Clinic & Implant Center for access to the highest quality of dental care at an affordable price. Dr. Motiwala has several years of experience in sinus lift surgery with a growing roster of happy clients.