A sinus lift, also known as a sinus augmentation, is a procedure that allows the placement of dental implants. It is common for individuals to need dental implants, but if they have experienced bone loss, the implant cannot be placed. That is when our dentists will use a sinus lift to create more bone in the upper jaw by adding space between molars.
If you are wondering why someone might have bone loss, some common reasons are:
Following the sinus lift, you may experience a small amount of discomfort, swelling, and light bleeding from your nose and mouth. You will only experience these things for a few days after surgery. It is important not to blow your nose and to do your best not to sneeze following this procedure. Those actions could affect the surgical site and loosen the stitches. You will also have a follow-up visit soon after to make sure everything is healing properly.
After your procedure, our dentists might recommend using things like:
If you have any questions about the sinus lift procedure or would like to schedule an appointment with our dentists, please contact our office today.