Sinus Lift

Sinus Lift in Vienna, VA

If you seek to have implants in the upper jaw but are not able to do so due to the position of the maxillary sinus, then  you could be a good candidate for a sinus lift. A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that can help to improve the function of your sinuses and make it easier for you to receive dental implants.

At Virginia Oral Surgery Specialists, our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon offers sinus lift surgery to our patients throughout Northern Virginia.

What is sinus lift surgery?

Sinus lift surgery also called sinus augmentation, is a surgical bone grafting procedure performed to increase the height of the sinus floor. The sinus membrane is an air-filled cavity located behind the cheeks and forehead. A sinus lift is performed by making an incision in the gum tissue and then lifting it away from the upper jaw. Bone grafting material will then be placed beneath the sinus cavity, and the incision is closed.

The surgery typically takes approximately two hours to complete, and patients can expect to experience some swelling and bruising afterward. Recovery from sinus lift generally takes about four to six weeks.

Who needs a sinus lift?

This can be necessary when the patient has suffered from bone loss, and there is not enough to support dental implants. The sinuses are the cavities behind the cheekbones and above the roots of the upper teeth. When these sinuses become enlarged, they can push down on the bones and reduce the space available for dental implants. Sinus augmentation can help correct this by adding new bone to the area. This can often be done using bone from another part of the patient’s body, but the artificial bone may also be used.

Sinus Lift FAQs

One key factor in successful dental implants is having enough strong bone to support the implant. If there isn’t enough bone, a sinus augmentation can be performed to add bone to the area. This involves adding bone to the sinus floor and is often done in conjunction with a dental implant.

The cost can vary depending on several factors. The average price is between $2,500 and $4,500. This includes the cost of the procedure itself as well as the cost of the bone graft. It is important to note that insurance can also cover this surgery, so it is recommended to check with your provider to see if you may be eligible for coverage.

The risks associated with sinus lifts and bone grafting are relatively rare but can include sinus infections, nerve damage, and minor bleeding or swelling. These procedures are considered safe and effective ways to restore lost bone mass in the upper jaw.

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If you are considering dental implants or have been told that you need a sinus lift, we invite you to contact us today to schedule your appointment. Our team of skilled oral surgeons can answer any questions you may have and help you determine if this procedure is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The first step towards getting the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted is to schedule an appointment with our office. You can contact us by phone or submit the appointment request form online and our office staff will contact you to confirm your appointment.