Sinus Lift Surgery

Sinus Lift Surgery

  • Sinus lift is a surgical procedure done for patients who have insufficient bone in the premolar and molar region for the placement of dental implants. It is done by lifting the membrane of the maxillary sinus followed by placement of bone grafts. Bone formation takes about a period of 6 months and when sufficient bone is formed in that region, regular dental implants are placed in the newly formed bone.
  • The procedure will take between 30 minutes to 2 hours. It is performed by a trained dental surgeon under local anaesthesia.
    The surgeon will make a cut in the gum in relation to the back teeth and a small window is opened in the bone. The lining of the sinus is gently raised and bone graft material is then packed into the space between the sinus lining and the jaw bone. Once the bone is in place, the gum is closed with dissolvable stitches.