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Slough Clinic 8 Stoke Poges Lane Slough, SL1 3NT

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Maidenhead Clinic 82 Moorbridge Road Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8BW

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Slough Clinic 8 Stoke Poges Lane Slough, SL1 3NT

Call 01753 776 757

Maidenhead Clinic 82 Moorbridge Road Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8BW

Call 01628 778 877

A sinus lift is necessary when the maxillary sinuses lay too low in the patient’s cheek because they don’t have enough bone height in their upper jaw (i.e. there is not enough bone volume to place dental implants).

What is a sinus lift?

A sinus lift thickens the bone in the upper jaw at either side of the nose to raise the sinus floor. Similar to bone augmentation, the procedure encourages new bone cells to develop, enabling the jaw to support a dental implant.

Why might I need a sinus lift?

A sinus lift is a prerequisite for patients seeking a dental implant to replace a premolar tooth who don’t have enough space beneath the maxillary sinus.

What does the procedure involve?

After administering anaesthetic, we create a flap in the gum tissue and cut a “window” in the bone to access the sinus cavity.

Then we gently lift the sinus up and insert a bone graft into the space beneath before stitching the gums closed.

How will I feel following the procedure?

It is normal to feel discomfort following a sinus lift. Your dentist will likely prescribe you with painkillers to help manage any tenderness.

It is also common to experience some swelling and bleeding from the mouth or nose after the procedure. Avoid sneezing or blowing your nose, as this may cause the graft to move.

How long after the procedure will you fit my implants?

It usually takes several months for your gums to heal sufficiently following bone grafting.

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