No Sinus Lift – Making painful sinus lift dental implants a thing of the past
The dental implant called the no sinus lift implant provides a less traumatic and painful solution that minimizes swelling and allows patients to return to their normal lives a day or less after the procedure. The system involves a closed sinus lift implant that increases the bone’s thickness and provides a dental implant in one minimally invasive procedure.
Sinus Lift Procedure
An invasive surgical procedure called a sinus lift involves separating the delicate membrane from the floor of the maxillary sinus above the upper jaw to insert a bone graft and make the jawbone thick enough to support an implant. Sinus lifts can be a particularly bothersome experience for some patients. The procedure takes more than an hour and involves notable trauma. Patients need to rest at home for three to 10 days due to the pain, discomfort, and severe, facial swelling and bruising.
Six to nine months after the procedure, new bone is generated, and a second procedure is required to insert a dental implant into the newly formed bone. This is followed by a three to five month waiting period for the dental implant to be integrated into the bone when the prosthetic tooth can finally be inserted.
Why No Sinus Lift
A new dental implant called the No Sinus Lift Implant provides a solution that is far less traumatic and painful, decreases swelling, and enables patients to recover to their normal lives a day or less after the procedure. The method provides a dental implant in one minimally invasive procedure. Instead of reaching the sinus and placing a bone graft through an aggressive surgical approach, the no sinus lift implant method uses a hollow channel to allow fluid to be injected through the implant to lift the sinus membrane.
As background, the maxillary sinuses are two hollow cavities located behind the cheekbones and just above the upper molar teeth in the back of the mouth. As people age, the sinuses expand and the jawbone shrinks in size. If upper molars are lost, the bone reduction is even more severe. In more than 50% of these cases, the remaining jawbone lacks sufficient volume to support a dental implant.
The No Sinus Lift procedure takes very less time under local anesthesia, compared to the regular hour-long procedure that often uses more powerful intravenous sedation. With the implant fully inserted into the bone, the channel’s openings, whereby fluids enter from the side of the implant and exit from the top, are sealed within the bone, cutting off any opening for bacteria from the mouth. Six to nine months later, healthy, native bone in the full volume of the bone graft is formed for firm structural support for the implant. All patients treated with no sinus lift procedure have been able to return to full activity the same day or the day after, and experience minimal bruising or swelling.
Disadvantages of Sinus Lift
- Cost – The cost involved in sinus is very high because of the long duration and multiple visits involved in the procedure
- Number of visits is more Sinus lifting procedures involve multiple surgical visits
- Surgery for placing the bone graft is required
- Surgery for implant placement after 6 months
- Surgery for exposing the implant and placing the abutment and crown after 6 months
Simpladent India – a future dental implant technology
Cortico-Basal Implants take support from the cortical bone. The sinus floor is a cortical bone and basal implants are placed engaging the cortical bone to get more stability. Basal implants ( Bi-cortical Implants ) are available in various dimensions starting from very minimal diameter, So measuring the length between the sinus floor and bone, the implant size is chosen as per the requirement. With Simpladent India – No Sinus Lift surgical procedure that requires surgical training is transformed into an implant method that can be performed by maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and dentists with dental implant experience. There is the least learning curve for experienced dentists because they are using the identical kinds of tools and skills as with dental implants.
After all, time is money, when you consider the extensive downtime and pain associated with an open sinus lift.