Sinus lifting by highly experienced professionals

In the upper jawbone in the lateral teeth area there is very little distance between the bottom of the sinus and the ridge of the jaw bone. When a bone graft is performed here, the bottom of the sinus cavity is filled to increase the vertical thickness of the available bone. The inserted implant is then half in the patient’s native bone, and half in the bone graft in the sinus.

For a successful implant, the patient has to have sufficient bone to safely hold the implant in place. Nowadays, however, bone reconstruction can help a great deal to achieve success in implantation.

Open sinus lift:

This procedure involves surgically creating a small window in the bone to gain access to the sinus cavity. During the procedure the bone graft is inserted into the bottom of the sinus cavity located in the upper jaw bone (maxilla), in the premolar and molar teeth area. The goal of the surgery is to graft enough bone material onto the upper jaw to support the base of a dental implant. The procedure is performed with local or intravenous anaesthesia, requiring approximately six months of healing for the sinus augmentation to support dental implants.

Closed sinus lift:

This procedure is carried out when a small lift of the sinus is sufficient. In this case, the implantologist can easily gain a few millimetres of bone in the vertical direction simply by inserting the implant. This is a minor procedure compared to the open sinus lift.

The decision as to whether to complete sinus elevation with augmentation and implantation during a single surgical intervention depends on the amount of bone to be grafted and the position and stability of the implant(s).

Sinus lift has become a routine procedure that is pain-free during the operation, and only swelling or occasional pain is experienced by the patients in the post-operative period.