Sinus Lift

Sinus lifts are a safe, effective procedure that can restore bone loss and allow for the proper placement of dental implants.

Sinus Lifts in Bend, OR

A sinus lift, or sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure aimed at augmenting bone density in the upper jaw, particularly in the area of the molars and premolars.

During the sinus lift, bone graft material is carefully placed between the jawbone and the maxillary sinuses to create a stable foundation for dental implants.

Benefits of a Sinus Lift Procedure:

    • Enhances bone density for successful dental implant placement.
    • Improves chewing ability and speech clarity.
    • Contributes to long-term oral health by preserving jawbone integrity.

Sinus lifts are crucial in restoring confidence and quality of life for individuals seeking dental implant solutions.

  • How is a sinus lift done?

    Sinus lifts, or sinus augmentations, are performed by making incisions in the gums of the mouth, above the upper arch of teeth, and below the nose. With the bone beneath the gums exposed a small amount of bone is cut out. Then bone graft material is placed into the hole to help generate bone growth.

  • Are sinus lifts painful?

    Sinus lifts involve little or no pain during the procedure because local and often even general dental sedation is used. Using a combination of over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs is generally enough to manage pain after the procedure.

  • Does a sinus lift change your facial appearance?

    Facial appearance can change after having a sinus lift. This change if it occurs is for the better as it means that bone mass has been restored. If you’re a candidate for a sinus lift it means you have experienced bone loss which can often result in a sunken look on the face.

  • How long does it take to recover from a sinus lift?

    The recovery time for a sinus lift varies from person to person but generally takes several months. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities and follow post-operative care instructions provided by their dentist or oral surgeon to promote optimal healing.

  • Are there any risks associated with sinus lifts?

    As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with sinus lifts, including infection, sinusitis, and perforation of the sinus membrane. However, these risks are minimal when the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced dental professional.

  • Who is a candidate for a sinus lift?

    Individuals who have experienced bone loss in the upper jaw due to tooth loss, periodontal disease, or other factors may be candidates for a sinus lift. A thorough examination and consultation with a dental professional will determine if a sinus lift is the right treatment option for you.

More Questions?

If you have any other questions about sinus lifts or want to learn about other services, please feel free to give us a call and we'll be happy to discuss further.

Drew Family Dentistry

2215 NW Shevlin Park Rd, Suite 110
Bend, OR 97703
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