Overview of the Sinus Lift Concept

Dental implants have today become the de facto option for replacing missing teeth. However, some patients demonstrate lack of adequate bone volume – also known as jaw atrophy – which is a hurdle to successful implant placement.

Periodontal disease and tooth loss are common factors responsible for bone shortfall, which is especially pronounced in the upper back jaw. Sinus Lift surgery or sinus augmentation is the best surgical modality to overcome jaw atrophy. By resorting to Sinus Lift surgery, dental experts raise the sinus floor, enabling them to insert a bone graft and make the jawbone thick enough to support an implant.

Preparing for the Procedure

Diagnostics are first carried out to ascertain the health of the patient’s sinuses; radiographs are used to map out the patient’s upper jaw and sinuses. Cone Beam Computed Tomography is deployed in exceptional cases to take sinus dimensions.

Understanding the Sinus Lift Surgery

The objective of this procedure is to enable new bone formation and pave the way for successful implant placement. The process starts off with an incision being made to reveal the bone. A tiny circle is then made into the bone. This bony entity is lifted into the sinus cavity and the space underneath is filled with bone graft material. Finally, the incision is closed and allowed to heal naturally.

Recovery and Healing

Usually it takes 4 to 6 months for the bone graft to settle, after which dental implants can be placed. However, this time span depends on an individual’s oral health and other parameters. Proper post-surgical care also has a significant effect on recuperation; it is advisable to follow the dental expert’s instructions in letter and spirit.

G Dental: Engage the experts for superior outcomes

As a leading dentistry practice in Singapore, G Dental Center has a team of specialized doctors who use state-of-the-art equipment to carry out Sinus Lift. It is a minimally invasive procedure where patients experience less pain and discomfort.

For more details on sinus lift and dental implants, please contact us or make an appointment for a consultation at our clinic.