What is a Sinus Lift?
At Sullivan Dentistry, we understand the importance of having a healthy, beautiful smile. That’s why we offer sinus lifts to help restore the natural beauty of your teeth. A sinus lift is a procedure that increases the amount of bone in the upper jaw, near the molars and premolars. It is often done when there is not enough bone in the area to support dental implants.
The procedure involves lifting the sinus membrane and adding bone graft material to the area. This bone graft material helps to stimulate the growth of new bone, allowing for a stronger foundation for dental implants. The sinus lift procedure is performed by our experienced dentists, Dr. John and David Sullivan, and takes approximately one to two hours to complete. After the procedure, patients typically experience minimal discomfort and can resume normal activities shortly after.
Benefits of a Sinus Lift
A sinus lift is a dental procedure that can help improve the quality of your smile. It is a great option for those who have lost bone in their upper jaw due to periodontal disease or tooth loss. The procedure adds bone to the upper jaw, which can help improve the stability of dental implants. The benefits of a sinus lift include increased stability of dental implants, improved facial structure, and improved chewing ability. Dr. John and Dr. David Sullivan are highly experienced dentists in Mukwonago, WI who specializes in sinus lifts.
Dr. Sullivan has extensive experience in performing sinus lifts and can help you determine if this procedure is right for you. The procedure is done in-office and is typically completed in one visit. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the gum and bone is added to the area. The added bone helps to support the dental implant and can improve your overall smile. After the procedure, you may experience some swelling and discomfort, but this should subside in a few days.
The Procedure for a Sinus Lift
At Sullivan Dentistry, Dr. John and Dr. David Sullivan are experienced dentists who specialize in sinus lift procedures. A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that is used to raise the sinus floor and allow for the placement of dental implants. The procedure is often used when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw for an implant to be placed.
The sinus lift procedure begins with a local anesthetic being administered to the patient. Dr. John Sullivan then creates a small incision in the gum tissue to expose the bone. The bone is then gently lifted to create a space for the implant. Once the implant is placed, the bone is secured with screws and the gums are sutured closed. The entire procedure typically takes around an hour and a half and patients can usually return to their normal activities within a few days.
Risks and Complications of a Sinus Lift
A sinus lift is a surgical procedure used to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw, particularly the area between the premolars and molars. The procedure is performed by Dr. John and Dr. David Sullivan, skilled dentists at Sullivan Dentistry, and involves raising the sinus floor and adding bone graft material to the area. While a sinus lift can be a beneficial procedure, there are potential risks and complications that should be considered.
The most common risks associated with a sinus lift are infection, sinus membrane perforation, and nerve damage. Infection can occur if bacteria enter the surgical site, and can be treated with antibiotics. Sinus membrane perforation is a rare but serious complication that can occur if the sinus membrane is accidentally punctured during the procedure. Nerve damage is also a possibility, although this is usually temporary and can be treated with medications or physical therapy.
In addition to these risks, there is also a risk of failure. Sinus lifts can fail if the bone graft material does not integrate properly with the existing bone, or if the sinus membrane does not heal properly. However, these risks can be minimized with proper preoperative planning and postoperative care.
Recovery and Aftercare for a Sinus Lift
A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the sinus membrane and adds bone to the upper jaw in preparation for dental implants. After the procedure, it is important to follow the post-operative instructions given by Dr. John and Dr. David Sullivan to ensure a successful recovery.
It is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort after the surgery. Pain medication and antibiotics will be prescribed to help manage these symptoms. It is important to take all medications as directed and to avoid any activities that could cause further damage to the surgical area.
Good oral hygiene is essential for proper healing. Brush and floss gently and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash as directed. To reduce swelling, apply cold compresses to the face.
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