What to Expect during a Sinus Lift?

By - Rohit
19.07.2021 17:40:10

If your Dentist ever told you, you need a Sinus Lift-it can be scary and worrisome. No need to panic. It is a relatively common procedure, making Dental Implants possible in the upper back region despite suffering from bone loss.

You can read this article and get all the possible answers as what to expect during and after the Sinus Lift procedure.

What is a Sinus Lift?

Sinus Lift is a surgical procedure which adds or grafts bone to the posterior upper jaw close to the position of premolar and molar teeth. Read in detail about Sinus Lift here.

What to Expect: Before the Procedure?  

Your Dental surgeon will explain you in detail about the Sinus Lift during the consultation visit. As part of initial examination he will take Panorex and some 3-D scans to analyze and assess the current situation. The grafted bone can be: 

  1. From other parts your own body
  2. From Another human being
  3. From synthetic bone graft materials
  4. From Bovine bone derivatives

All these bone grafting materials are safe and sterilized to ensure their free from any bacterial contamination.

What to Expect After the Procedure?

Patients often experience some swelling and bleeding around the area from mouth or nose occasionally. Discomfort is expected for first few days after the Sinus Lift and Bone Grafting. Contact the dentist immediately if the swelling worsens or pain/bleeding persists. The surgeon will prescribe you some antibiotics to avoid the possible risks of infection. Avoid sneezing or blowing your nose heavily.

Placement of Implants

Most Dental offices ask patients to wait for 4-9 months after the sinus lift before patients can receive dental implants. This provides optimum chance for the bone grafting to fuse with the natural bone. The waiting time is also dependent upon the type of bone graft material used.

In some cases it is also possible to place the Dental Implants without any waiting period as part of sinus lift surgery. However if the residual bone is less than 4mm in height, the chances of implant placement at the time of sinus lift surgery reduce considerably.

How Much Does a sinus Lift Cost?

Dentist in United State charge for unilateral sinus lift anywhere between $ 2000 to $ 8000. The cost is also dependent upon the type of bone grafting material and quantity of the bone graft. The cost for sinus lift surgery and bone grafting procedure is considerably less in Chandigarh and other parts of India in comparison to other parts of the world. If you have received the quotation from your dentist for Dental Implants, please cross check if the quotation is inclusive of bone grafting and sinus lift procedures. If they are not included, you may have to pay separately for the sinus lift/bone grafting procedures.

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