Sinus Lifting

05 May 2021

Sinus Lift is the most common bone-plastic surgery used in dental implantology.

Unlike the lower jaw, which is one whole bone, the upper jaw has 2 large cavities. These cavities are lined with mucous membranes and join the nasal cavity, we call it  maxillary sinus or highmore. When a person loses teeth and the issue of replacing them with implants arises, the question arises as to the volume of bone tissue between the upper jaw cavity and the oral cavity. If this volume is small, the implant will simply fall into the Highmore cavity

Sinus lifting surgery is used to create the required volume of bone tissue in the implant area. The operation is performed in the following stages, under local anesthesia:

  • In the oral cavity on the side wall of the upper jaw, an entrance is made into the entrails of the upper jaw. Carefully lift the mucosa, thus creating a free space under it.
  • The next step is to fill the created space with osteoplastic mass. Autogenous bone, artificial bone, bio-bone or allogenic bone is used for this purpose. The created window closes with a barrier membrane. Then the operating field is closed and the wound is suture.

Do not delay implantation, as the more time passes from tooth loss, the greater the need for sinus lift.