Sinus Lift Procedure in Dubai
Updated on Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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The cases when there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, or when the sinuses are way too close to add dental implants require sinus lift procedures, also known as sinus augmentation. This important surgical procedure is performed by a periodontist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon, specialists in such domain who can be found in our modern dental clinics in Dubai. For any other dental problems, patients can direct their attention to our dentists in Dubai who can propose varied dental treatments after a complete investigation on the denture.
Sinus lift procedure – what you need to know
Patients who lost the upper teeth for different reasons among which we remind the periodontal gum disease can be suitable patients for a sinus augmentation. The procedure consists of several actions: a bone (from your body or from animals) is used in a sinus lift and implemented in the place where a tooth used to be. The dentist will then raise the tissue, and will push up the membrane lining the sinus away from the jaw in a gentle manner. The place where the sinus used to be will be sealed with bone-graft particles. The gum tissue is then closed with stitches once the bone is placed, and then, in about nine months, the dental implant will be added. It is mandatory to respect the requirements imposed by your Dubai dentist because the condition of your denture after a sinus lift procedure will weight much in the decision of whether it is time to place a dental implant or several treatments will be performed.
How long does this procedure take?
Sinus lifts can be in most cases an unpleasant experience for patients because the procedure takes more than one hour and involves significant disturbance. Patients need to rest at home for three to ten days due to the pain, anxiety and severe, unappealing facial swelling and marks. Such an important dental procedure will be explained step by step by our dentists in Dubai. Six to nine months after the procedure, the new bone is generated and then a second technique is necessary to insert a dental implant into the newly created bone. This is followed by a three to five months waiting period for the dental implant to be assimilated into the bone, when the prosthetic tooth can finally be introduced. It is known that the maxillary sinuses are two deep cavities positioned behind the cheekbones and just above the upper molar teeth in the back of the mouth. As people age, the sinuses enlarge and the jawbone shrinks in size. If upper molars are lost, the bone reduction is even more severe and, in more than 50% of these major cases, the remaining jawbone lacks the necessary capacity to sustain a dental implant.
Are there any risks in a sinus lift procedure?
In a sinus lift procedure, there is the risk that the sinus membrane is perforated or tattered, a situation when the dentist will add a patch over the sinus or will bond the sinus tear parts. In numerous cases, this is a successful procedure, if, of course, complete time for healing is given.
How to take care after a sinus lift procedure
Your bone graft is made up of many particles and that is why you may find some small granules in your mouth for the first several days. Our dentists in Dubai recommend to all patients who deal with sinus lift procedure to have no worries because it’s normal to have some of them come out of the graft site. Here are some things that your dentist in Dubai will recommend you not to do:
• disturb or touch the wound;
• rinsing or spitting for two days to allow blood clot and graft material steadiness;
• lift or pull on the lip to look at the sutures. This can really cause harm to the wound site and tear the sutures;
• apply pressure with your tongue or fingers to the grafted area, as the material is movable during the initial healing;
Your dentist will provide you with the steps needed after this important dental procedure. The patient will be allowed to have gentle cleaning, not too harsh as he/she can disturb some of the bone graft granules. If a fractional denture or a fin was placed in your mouth, you may have to see your recuperative dentist have it adjusted and then you will learn how to eliminate and substitute it properly. It is our goal that your recovery is as smooth and nice as possible.
Our team of dentists in Dubai will be more than pleased to guide and assist you in your major dental treatment and for any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.