Sinus lifting or augmentation is an effective surgical procedure. If insufficient upper jaw bone has been a barrier to your dental restoration, our expert dentists specializes in sinus augmentation to create the ideal foundation for dental implants.
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What Is Dental Sinus Lift?
Sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure that involves adding bone to the upper jaw in the area of molars and premolars for subsequent teeth implant placement. It's typically done when there isn't enough bone height in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed.
The need for a sinus lift surgery arises most commonly when a patient loses teeth in the upper jaw — especially the molars — and wants to get dental implants. In many cases, the bone has deteriorated due to the missing teeth, making the sinus cavity larger and the bone wall between the sinus and mouth thinner.
During a sinus lift, the surgeon cuts the gum tissue near the premolars and molars in the upper jaw, exposing the underlying bone. Then, an opening is made into the bone, and the membrane lining the sinus on the other side of the opening is gently pushed upward.
The space created is then filled with bone graft material, which can be taken from another part of your body, a donor, or made from synthetic materials. After the graft is in place, the tissue is stitched closed.
Over the following several months, the bone graft material meshes with your bone, creating a more solid base for an implant. The amount of time needed for healing before an implant can be placed varies depending on the individual case and the amount of bone graft material used.
After a sinus lift, dental implant placement involves drilling into the augmented bone area, inserting the implant post, and allowing time for osseointegration, where the implant fuses with the bone.
Benefits of Dental Sinus Lifting
Before considering the pricing of sinus augmentation, you may want to know whether it’s a good idea at all. And sinus lifting procedures have many benefits:
Frequently Asked Questions
Oral Surgery Sinus Lift – Types & Process
The cost of sinus lift depends on the type of procedure you need – internal or external. And only surgeons determine which method will work best for you. Explore the peculiarities of each sinus lift type to know what pricing and procedure to expect.
Internal sinus lift
Internal elevation is done if there is at least 6-8 mm of native bone. To create enough depth for implant placement, the dentist partially drills out the bone and taps the base of the resulting hole in an upward direction. The surgeon then syringes the bone graft and can place the implants right away. Are you curious about the prices? The sinus lift procedure cost is affordable, and the process is rather quick.
External sinus lift
Dentists recommend this procedure if there is less than 5 mm of native bone left. The surgeon cuts the gum to expose the jawbone, makes a small round window into the bone tissue, and lifts the sinuses membrane. The resulting space is then filled with grafting material. The implant is placed only at the end of the healing period – in 4-12 months. The sinus lift surgery price is usually higher when using this technique.
Cost of Sinus Lift Surgery
Sinus lift pricing depends on the size of the bone to be augmented, the chosen material and its amount, and the complexity of the surgical intervention. A sinus lift dentist will tell you the exact pricing of the surgery only after completing all diagnostic procedures. The total amount may vary, so any preliminary price of a lifted sinus is conditional: you need to be examined by a specialist to know how much you will have to pay. On average, oral surgery sinus lift price ranges between $1 000 and $3 000, while the pricing of implants may reach several thousand dollars depending on the preferred material. At Advanced Wellness Center, we are always happy to help you get your perfect smile back by providing you with high-quality treatment at a good price.
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