Sinus Lift and Bone Graft Procedure
Over time, bone loss can occur in areas where teeth are missing. This can make dental implant placement challenging for patients experiencing this issue. The purpose of grafting is to regain the lost bone structure.
Bone Graft Procedure
Bone grafting can be done using grafts taken from the patient’s own bone or artificial materials. Typically, grafts placed in the sinus area can help increase the level of bone and support bone growth.
Sinus Lifting Procedure
Sinus lifting is a bone grafting procedure that prepares the upper jaw for dental implants. The sinus lifting surgery is performed to treat bone loss in the upper jaw and create sufficient bone density for the successful placement of dental implants.
Sinus Lifting Surgery
In a sinus lifting surgery, a small incision is made in the jawbone to access the sinus membrane. In the next step of the surgery, the sinus membrane is gently lifted away from the jawbone, creating space for the placement of bone grafting materials.
After the placement of the bone grafting material, the gum tissue is sutured back together. It takes 4-10 months for the graft to properly settle and regenerate new bone. The waiting time varies depending on the type of material used. Once it has fused with the bone, dental implants can be placed.
Considerations For Sinus Lifting Procedure
Grafting procedures require precision. They are performed under local anesthesia. It is important to pay attention to the healing process to ensure proper integration of the transplanted bone tissue with the surrounding area. During this time, it is essential to avoid any trauma to the treated area.