What is Sinus Lifting?
Sinus lifting is a type of dental treatment carried out by an expert in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Sinus lifting is designated to restore bone loss caused over the years. The treatment is called sinus lifting because in this treatment the specialist doctor fills bone into the floor of the sinus, which is located above the upper jaw.
Who needs Sinus Lifting?
Sinus Lifting is carried out in patients with severe lack of bone in the upper jaw and the rear parts of that jaw. In these areas the sinuses are located, air spaces on both sides of the nose; the expert physician thickens and strengthens the sinuses’ floor with bone material in order to increase the bone and for the purpose of dental Implantology.
What is the purpose of the bone in the jaw?
The purpose of the bone is to stabilize and strengthen the teeth by means of fixation of the tooth root; the same goes for dental implants requiring bone in order to be held strongly and stably onto the jaw. Without the bone, there is nothing that would hold the teeth, or the implants, in the mouth.
What is an open Sinus Lifting?
Open Sinus Lifting is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgery expert where the surgeon creates a small pane in the external side of the jaw in order to fill the sinus floor with thickening bone material.
Open Sinus Lifting is used mainly when the height of our bone is lower than five millimeters (5mm).
What is a Closed Sinus Lifting?
A Closed Sinus Lifting is performed I the same way as loading an implant onto the jawbone by a very small opening in the sinus and filling bone material through it. This method is used when the jawbone is bigger than five millimeters (5mm) and allows an elevation of up to 3 millimeters (3mm).
What is a Basal Implantology and does it require sinus lifting as well?
Basal Implantology is a special implantation, which saves a lot of time and problems compare with traditional implantology since the Basal Implantology does not relate to the jawbone. In this treatment, the Basal Implantology specialist uses the middle bone of the upper jaw (where there are no sinuses), and in addition uses the pterygoid bones (the side bones in the jaw) since these bones heal rapidly and are of high density for strengthening all the implants onto the jaw. Therefore, instead of implanting dental implants all along the jaw, only a few are used providing in contrast a high reward, and in the far future the implants’ maintenance will be smaller.
If you have already seen a dentist, and told that you have no upper jawbone, consider having a Basal Implantology, which is carried out within a week instead of a year in a traditional bone and implants Implantology.