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  • Procedure Time
    1-2 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    Local or General
  • Overnight stay
    Not needed
  • Recovery Time
    6 months

What is Sinus Lifting?

The maxillary located just above the upper jaw in the sinus region are called the anatomical cavities located near our molars. These cavities near our molars are important because they are responsible for the formation of sound and the reduction of head weight. As a result of the downward sagging of the sinus cavities, some losses in bone volume occur. Although these losses are seen as a natural process, they pose a problem when it comes to implant treatment. Sinus grafting is used to apply implant treatment to edentulous areas as a result of filling the sagging sinus cavities. Thanks to this process, sufficient volume is created for the length and width of the implant, which must be fully inserted into the bone. During the sinus lift, local anesthesia and general anesthesia are applied.

How is Sinus Lift surgery performed?

Sinus lifting operation; It is a surgical intervention usually performed under local anesthesia, in the standard dentist's chair. The sinus area is lifted at the desired level and made accessible through a small window opened through the mouth in that area. After the desired rise is achieved in the sinus membrane covering the inside of the sinus, bone powder and grafting are applied to the space created, and the area is closed by suturing.

How many types of Sinus Lifting are there?

There are 2 types of sinus lifting methods, closed and open sinus lifting.

Open sinus lifting technique: It is a technique that is preferred in cases where the bone height is 3-4 mm and below and aims to form more bone.

Closed sinus lifting technique: It is a technique that is applied in cases where there is a bone height of 5 mm or more and also allows the implant to be placed.

How is Open Sinus Lift performed?

Open sinus lift is a procedure that is often performed in the dentist's chair under local anesthesia. The sinus area to be removed is reached through the mouth through a small window opened over the gingiva in that area. After the sinus membrane covering the inside of the sinus is raised to the desired level, bone powder and grafting are applied to the created space and the area is closed with sutures.

Sinus lifting is a painless procedure that takes about 45 minutes under local anesthesia. In cases with sufficient bone volume, it can be applied to the implant in the same session and this procedure extends the time by 10-15 minutes.

How is Closed Sinus Lifting done?

Closed sinus lifting technique is applied in cases where the bone height in the jawbone is 4-5 mm or less. Under local anesthesia, the sinus floor is broken with special instruments called osteotome, and the sinus is elevated and bone powder is placed in this cavity. Today, this technique can be performed more safely by using a device called a magnetic malet instead of an osteotome. Thanks to this new device, the magnetic malet, the closed technique has become applicable even in 2-3 mm bone thicknesses. Usually, implants are placed at the same time as this surgery. With the closed sinus lifting operation, which allows implants to be placed at the same time, the treatment process can be shortened to 6 months.

What should be considered after the Sinus Lifting operation?

After Sinus Lifting Operation, the patient should not eat any meal or drink anything in the operation area during the first 24 hours.

Pressure should not be applied while cleaning the nose and the mouth should be kept open while sneezing.

It is recommended that patients should not smoke for at least 10 days, avoid sneezing and coughing, and never close their mouth during this time.

After the operation, sports such as running, football, volleyball that force the breath and activities such as dancing should be avoided.

Diving and getting on a plane should be avoided for at least 1 month, as this will cause pressure in the sinuses.

Spitting should be avoided for 24 hours. This function will create negative pressure and cause bleeding.

Extreme heat and direct sun should be avoided.

Teeth can be brushed 24 hours after the operation.

How long after Sinus Lifting operation can implants be made?

Implants can be placed during the sinus lifting operation, or the implant placement can be done with a separate operation 3-6 months after the sinus lifting operation. This selection is determined by the amount of bone lost as a result of detailed examination, the amount of bone placed, the technique of sinus lifting surgery, the length of the area to be loaded, the number of implants, the length and diameter.