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  • Over the last 15 years, more people are getting dental implants, making sinus lifts more common.
  • A sinus lift, aka sinus augmentation, is a surgery that makes it easier to place dental implants.
  • Some people need dental implants but don’t have enough bone support necessary for implants because of bone loss.
  • A sinus lift can help as it increases the amount of bone in the upper jaw by adding bone to the space between your molars and premolars.
  • To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward or “lifted,” which gives the surgery its name.

A dental specialist like an oral maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist usually handle sinus lifts.

  • If we can’t place dental implants because you don’t have enough bone height in the upper jaw or your sinuses are too close to the jaw, the dentist may recommend that you get a sinus lift.

Causes of bone loss include:

  • Periodontal gum disease
  • Losing teeth in your upper jaw
  • Reabsorption of bone into the body after tooth loss

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  • Sinus Lift can be very important and recommended for anyone who thinks about dental implants

Call us at 020 3583 9809 or visit our website at www.maidasmiles.co.uk to book your initial consultation and find out whether this is the right treatment for you.

Frequent Questions

What is involved in a sinus lift?

A sinus lift, aka sinus augmentation, is a surgery that makes it easier to place dental implants. Some people need dental implants but don't have enough bone support necessary for implants because of bone loss. A sinus lift can help as it increases the amount of bone in the upper jaw by adding bone to the space between your molars and premolars. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward or "lifted," which gives the surgery its name. A dental specialist like an oral maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist usually handle sinus lifts.

What Are the Risks of a Sinus Lift?

As with any surgery or procedure, there are some risks associated with sinus lift surgery. The main risk is puncturing or tearing a sinus membrane.

Infection is also a risk, as with any surgical procedure. However, infections from a sinus lift are uncommon.

In rare cases, the existing bone does not integrate with the bone graft material, which means that the grafted area cannot develop a blood supply. If this happens, you might have to have the sinus lift procedure again.

There is also the possibility of acute maxillary sinusitis after a sinus lift, which presents as temporary inflammation of the membranes in your nose and sinuses. This condition makes it hard to drain mucus from your nose. Research shows that caution taken throughout the procedure helps to keep the sinuses open.

But no worry! If this happens, our team have all hability to give you all support.

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Dr. Pedro Gutierres started practising dentistry in the UK shortly after qualify in Lisbon, Portugal, back in 2006.

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