Although most people know about caries, orthodontic devices and root canals, many other oral and maxillofacial treatments can help individuals.
Understanding these possibilities is essential in order for people to make choices. A sinus facelift is an example of a procedure that is often neglected.
What is Sinus Lift Surgery?
- A sinus lift is an operation that involves adding bones to the upper jaw.
- This bone is used to support the molars and premolar teeth, which are the posterior teeth.
- This process is sometimes referred to as sinus augmentation in some facilities.
- The bone is placed between the maxillary sinuses and the jawbone.
- Because the face is a confined region, the sinus membrane is forced up to create space for that extra bone, which is where the name "lift" originates.
- The sinus lift is a complex operation that only needs to be performed by a professional.
Why would you need a sinus lift?
There are a few reasons why a dental sinus lift operation may be required. Here are several examples:
- The bone height of the upper jaw is too low.
- The sinuses are too near the jawbone.
- It is necessary to install dental implants and create space.
What is the procedure for a sinus lift?
Sinus lift surgery can be done in various ways
- The best technique can be determined by the quantity of bone we currently have in the jaw.
- The type of bone transplant used by the physician and the method by which dental implants will be implanted in the future.
The following are some of the basic steps:
- To keep the patient comfortable throughout the procedure, they may be given oral or intravenous sedatives, or a dentist may anesthetize the area with a local anesthetic.
- The surgeon will locate the posterior area of the gums and incise to expose the bone.
- He will make a small cut in the bone, taking care not to cut the membranes of the sinuses.
- Next, the surgeon will raise the membrane by lifting the cut portion of the bone into the sinus cavity.
- In the newly lifted area, he will apply bone graft material.
- Bones from other parts of the body or artificial bones may be used.
- The patient and physician will discuss the best possible option prior to surgery.
- Finally the stitches will be used to seal the incisions in the gums.
The doctor will provide guidance to help recover after the procedure.