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Sinus lift

Sinus lift  is a surgery that allows us to increase the bone mass of the molars and premolars of the upper jaw with artificial, synthetic or natural bone. The  Sinus Lift  it is done only in case when the need to insert the implants appears and exclusively  for the upper jaw  


Techniques to perform maxillary sinus lift:

  • Internal sinus lift (mini maxillary sinus lift) 

  • External sinus lift  (large sinus lift)  


Mini maxillary sinus lift  is the surgery   which consists of  perforation of the bone thickness up to the floor of the maxillary sinus that comes  accurately fractured, without breaking the membrane and through the hole made the artificial bone is inserted.  This procedure  it is done when the maxillary sinus is not very low and needs to be lifted with only 1-3 mm. Crestal sinus floor elevation  (a second denomination of the technique) was first demonstrated by Summers in 1940, and today it is often used when it comes to bone augmentation and dental implant insertion.  in the same session.

Between  advantages of the mini maxillary sinus lift  we must mention that surgery is less traumatic for patients, the risks of vascular complications and the preprosthetic period are reduced. The  downside  of this procedure is that the dentist works without direct visibility and for this reason the risk of rupture of the sinus membrane increases. To reduce this risk, the surgeon performing this surgery must have rich experience in performing the procedure and use a specialized tool kit.






Large sinus lift  it is usually done when bone resorption is very large and the sinus floor is very low.  A bony window is cut from within the oral cavity through which the bone graft is introduced. The window is closed with a resorbable membrane, and the flap is sutured.  The insertion of the implants at the same time as the major sinus lift operation is done in cases where the residual ridge has the necessary quality and sufficient thickness for the primary stability of the implants (at least 4-5mm). In cases where this does not occur, dental implants are inserted after 4-8 months after surgery.

The advantages of the maxillary sinus lift technique  I'm:  creating a firmer foundation for implant placement and minimizing the risk of membrane rupture. Among  disadvantages  of the intervention it must be mentioned: the more invasive and longer treatment, the risk of vascular complications increases. Learn more about all the risks and complications of sinus lift.














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Contraindications to sinus lift surgery:

In afara de  general contraindications to surgical treatments:  cardiovascular decompensation,  respiratory failure,  decompensated diabetes; there are specific contraindications to sinus lift surgery:

  1. haemophilia (human recessive inherited disease involving severe insufficiency in blood clotting);

  2. neoplasms / tumor;

  3. acute sinusitis;

  4. dental cysts or granulomas;

  5. the presence of foreign bodies inside the breast.

  Advice after sinus lift

  • After surgery, it is advisable to take antibiotics to prevent any infections and painkillers to combat pain. Do not wait for the pain to become intense, as otherwise the effect may be insufficient.

  • Sometimes after 2 - 3 days from maxillary sinus lift the part subjected to surgery tends to swell and the inflammation can last up to 7 days. In this case it is recommended to put an ice pack on the cheek to reduce swelling (10 min. Every 2 hours).

  • If bruises on the skin or slight bleeding appear, these events are not constant and are therefore not worrying. It is advisable not to spit as this can cause the most severe bleeding.

  • You should not blow your nose vigorously in order not to disturb the bone graft.

  • It is recommended to rinse and not to brush the place where the surgery was performed. Only after the wound has healed is he allowed to use it.

  • Stress should be avoided for 10 to 15 days.

  • Hard, liquid foods should be avoided on the day of surgery.  cold or too hot, alcoholic beverages.

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