To answer the question of what sinus lift surgery is, it should be said that it is a method of dental implant treatment that is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist or a periodontist to increase the density of the jaw bone. Dental sinus surgery or sinus lift surgery for implants is necessary when the bone tissue of the upper jaw does not have enough density and space to place the implant.
Open sinus lift: In the open sinus lift surgery, at least 5 cm of bone is required to place the implant in the jaw bone. In the open sinus lift method, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon or periodontist lifts the sinus membrane and moves it upwards and fills the bone resorption area with bone powder. The periodontist places the base of the implant at the same time or at another time with a break in the jaw bone.
Close sinus lift: In the closed sinus lift method, if the vertical size of the bones is less than 2 mm, closed sinus lift surgery is performed. In the closed sinus lift surgery method, which is performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist, bone powder is injected into the area under the sinus so that the bone density reaches the level of implant placement in the desired location.
In the open sinus lift, the height of the bone can be added and increased without any restrictions. Also, in this method, the height of the jaw bone can be increased to more than 3 mm, but in the closed sinus lift method, the height of the bone is less than 2 cm.
Open sinus lift surgery is performed to add bone height and closed sinus lift surgery to prevent further bone loss. In response to the question of how long is the sinus lift recovery period, it should be said that after the surgery, more care is needed and activities must be limited.