Sinus Lifting

Definition: a surgical procedure meant to add bone to the upper jaw (posterior maxilla) in the area of premolar and molar teeth, by lifting the sinus membrane and placing a bone graft. The procedure is usually done prior to dental implants, to the patients that don’t have enough bone height in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw to place the implant.

Patients that need a sinus lift are those that lost one or more teeth in the upper jaw and left the problem unsolved. This leads to the resorption of the bone and deficiency of bone tissues, which require an implant to be placed. 

How does it work?

After numbing the area, the surgeon will make an incision on the gum tissue (in the area that needs the implant), flapping it back, therefore exposing the bone underneath. The next incision is made on the bone in an oval cut, exposing the sinus membrane, which is then pushed gently up and away from the jaw. The space that remains between the sinus membrane and the jaw is filled with granules of bone graft material, which can be:

  • autogenous - from your body 
  • allogeneic - from a cadaver
  • xenograft - from a cow bone
  • hydroxyapatite - a synthetically derived graft material

Once the bone is in place, stitches are applied to close the tissue. The implant is placed after 4-9 months and the bone graft is integrated into the jawbone.  

What are the risks?

  • Puncturing or damaging the sinus membrane
  • Infection
  • Sinusitis 
  • Graft failure
  • Nose bleeding 

How to prepare for the procedure?

You will need panoramic X-rays taken of your upper jaw and sinuses before the procedure. In some cases, the doctor can indicate a CT scan to measure the sinus height and width and to exclude any sinus disease.
If the bone graft used in the procedure needs to be taken from your own body, you will first undergo surgery to extract it. It is usually taken from other areas of your mouth, your hip, or your tibia.

How long does the procedure take?

If no complications occur, the procedure takes about an hour. 

How to recover after the procedure?

  • You need to take 3 to 10 days off, which will be spent mostly in bed
  • Apply ice in the area of the surgery
  • Avoid heavy exercise
  • Blowing the nose for the next four weeks is contraindicated
  • Avoid eating solid food, hot /cold drinks for a couple of days after the procedure
  • Avoid rinsing /spitting for the next three days
  • Avoid brushing the teeth next to the surgery area for 3-5 days
  • Avoid drinking through a straw
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol

Interested in a sinus lift procedure? Check out our comprehensive guide on Cosmetic Surgery which covers a range of procedures, including sinus lifting.

You can also take a look at Plastic Surgery In Turkey Price Comparison for more context on similar procedures and pricing in the region.

Providers that provide Sinus Lifting Service

Providers Score Reviews Location
ConfiDental Costa Rica
91.22
2 Costa Rica
Oris Dental Center
91.22
2 United Arab Emirates
Ever Dental
88.53
1 Hungary
Premium Dental Turkey
78.08
4 Turkey
Smile Dental Turkey
71.27
6 Turkey
Da Vinci Dental Clinic
65.63
2 United Kingdom
Circle Dental Group
54.46
3 Mexico
505 Dental Associates
Not Rated
1 United States
Park Avenue Smiles
Not Rated
1 United States
AntalyaDentSmile
Not Rated
0 Turkey
Costa Rica Dental Clinic Lab
Not Rated
0 Costa Rica
Dental Center - Dr Rosa Basic
Not Rated
0 Serbia
Dental Excellence Turkey
Not Rated
0 Turkey
Dental Net Turkey
Not Rated
0 Turkey
Dr. Michael`s Dental Clinic
Not Rated
0 United Arab Emirates
Health and Beauty Turkey
Not Rated
0 Turkey
Platinum Dental Group - Vietnam
Not Rated
0 Vietnam
Serenity International Dental Clinic
Not Rated
0 Vietnam
Citydent
Not Rated
1 Turkey
Advanced Dentistry Clinic Asensio
Not Rated
0 Spain