What Is Sinus Lift and Should You Go For One?

sinus lift surgery in australia

Sinus lift surgery is a surgical procedure that increases bone mass in the upper jaw. This extra bone mass is placed between the premolars and molars, toward either side of the nose. The reason why it’s known as ‘sinus lift’ is that the sinus membrane must be lifted to place the bone.

The surgery has become quite popular due to the medical advancements that allow for easy installation. The easy installation couples with the overall procedure to assist in a pertinent solution for the matter. There are two reasons why someone would need this procedure:

1. the upper jaw does not have proper bone height
2. the sinuses are very close together

Below are a few benefits of getting a sinus lift:

Periodontal Disease

Patients who previously have had periodontal disease will need a sinus lift. Periodontal disease reduces bone mass in the jaw and causes a patient to lose a large amount of bone mass. Since sinus lifts in Australia can repair bone loss, this surgical procedure is the perfect solution.

Loss of Teeth

One of the most common side effects of teeth loss is bone resorption. This is because the nearby bone starts to decrease in mass because it isn’t provided enough stimulation as it once had due to the loss of teeth. The longer a patient waits for teeth implants, the greater is the bone loss. In many cases, a sinus lift is the only solution to increase bone mass to make an implant possible.

Maxillary Sinus

The position of the maxillary sinus can also play a big part in teeth implants. If the maxillary sinus is too close to the upper jaw, it would leave very little room to install a replacement tooth. A sinus lift is the best solution that displaces the maxillary sinus to allow an orthodontist to anchor an implant.

Sinus Lift Surgery Cost

Sinus lift surgery cost is usually not covered by medical insurance and one may be forced to pay entirely out of their pocket. This is usually very inconvenient because the cost tends to be very high depending on the clinic. Sinus lift cost in Australia is definitely on the high end of the spectrum, with most patients paying the entire bill themselves.

A good solution to avoid this is to avail the same surgery in countries like India and Mexico. It is very common for prices in India to be roughly 80 to 90 percent of sinus lift cost in Australia.

Side Effects of Sinus Lift

As is true for most surgeries, sinus lift also entails a few side effects that are perfectly normal for the first few months. This includes swelling, bruising, and pain. Make sure to talk to your dentist about sinus lift before getting the operation.

Under the expert guidance of Dr. Motiwala himself, our highly skilled dentists at Dr. Motiwala Dental Clinic & Implant Center will advise you about the benefits of sinus lift and properly evaluate your teeth before performing the procedure. The operation itself is identically the same as sinus lift surgery in Australia. A sinus lift can completely restore the facial contours of your face.

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