Dr. Ashish Shah

Sinus Lift Surgery

Sinus Lift Surgery **Understanding Sinus Lift Surgery** **Introduction:** Sinus lift surgery, also known as sinus augmentation, is a common dental procedure used to create additional space in the upper jaw when there isn't enough bone to support dental implants. This surgery is crucial for patients seeking implant-supported restorations in the upper back teeth region. Here's an informative article presented in point form to help you understand sinus lift surgery: **1. Indications for Sinus Lift Surgery:** - Insufficient Bone: The surgery is necessary when the bone in the upper jaw is too thin or too close to the sinus cavity to support dental implants securely. - Missing Teeth: Patients with missing upper back teeth who desire dental implants often require sinus lift surgery. **2. Types of Sinus Lift Procedures:** - Subantral or Traditional Sinus Lift: Involves lifting the sinus membrane to create space for bone grafting material, typically done through a small window created in the jawbone. - Osteotome Sinus Lift: A less invasive technique that involves compacting existing bone to lift the sinus floor, reducing the need for additional grafting material. **3. Benefits of Sinus Lift Surgery:** - Implant Placement: Enables secure and stable placement of dental implants in the upper jaw. - Improved Aesthetics: Helps restore a natural-looking smile and facial structure. - Enhanced Function: Restores the ability to bite, chew, and speak effectively. - Long-Term Solution: Dental implants supported by adequate bone can last a lifetime with proper care. **4. Preoperative Assessment:** - A thorough examination, including dental imaging (X-rays, CT scans), is conducted to evaluate the patient's bone structure and sinus position. - Medical history is reviewed to ensure the patient is a suitable candidate for the surgery. **5. Sinus Lift Procedure:** - Sedation & Local Anesthesia: The procedure is typically performed under sedation &  local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. - Sinus Membrane Elevation: The sinus membrane is carefully lifted, and bone grafting material (often synthetic or donor bone) is placed in the newly created space. **6. Dental Implant Placement:** In our Practice, 99% of the time Implants are placed Simultaneously at the time of the Sinus Lift Procedure. - Healing Period: Patients are advised to allow several months for the graft material to integrate with their natural bone. **7. Postoperative Care:** - After the surgery, patients are provided with post-operative instructions. - Pain and swelling are common and can be managed with prescribed medications. - Patients should avoid activities that could disrupt the surgical site during the initial healing period. - **8. Long-Term Maintenance:** - Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups are essential to maintain the health of dental implants and the surrounding tissues. - Patients should follow their dentist's recommendations for long-term care. In conclusion, sinus lift surgery is a specialized procedure that plays a crucial role in enabling patients with insufficient upper jaw bones to receive dental implants. By creating additional space and providing stability for implant placement, this surgery restores both function and aesthetics to the smile, ultimately enhancing the patient's quality of life. If you are considering dental implants in the upper jaw, consult with an experienced oral surgeon or periodontist to determine if sinus lift surgery is necessary for your case. Sinus Lift Surgery is done when the bone available is inadequate to place Implants in the posterior part of the Upper Jaw. This patient visited us with a complaint of pain in the upper left tooth. On examination, it was seen the 2nd Molar was badly carious. A CBCT was performed to check the availability of Bone. After a thorough examination, it was decided to extract 27 and perform Sinus Lift Surgery for 26 & 27. The patient's own blood was drawn to create a Fibrin Membrane[PRF]and growth Factors[PRGF] These were mixed with bone graft to make a very bioactive bone graft. 2 Implants were simultaneously placed. This reduces the treatment time considerably and the bone generated is of a very high quality.

Replacement of Fractured Upper Molar with Immediate Sinus lift Bone Grafting and Implant

A lady reports with fracture of an Upper Molar Tooth. The said Upper Second Molar had a history of a Cap done after a Root Canal Treatment. The fractured tooth was extracted . An implant was placed at the same time of extraction. A Sinus Lift Surgery with PRF, PRGF, A-PRF and  Demineralised Freese Dried Bone  was done; As the bone was insufficient to hold or grip the Implant  This Helps to Reduce the Number of Surgeries, Time for the entire treatment and produces better quality Bone.

Dr. Ashish Shah

Immediate-Teeth with Immediate Implants

Immediate -Teeth is the Best Thing possible Immediately after Extractions. A patient visits with a failing old bridge. Extractions, Immediate Implants, and Provisional Crowns are done simultaneously. Immediate Implants with Teeth is a great option for people who cannot be seen without teeth for a few weeks after extractions. Today with Advanced Technology we have shortened the time between extractions and replacement of teeth to a few Hours! The preplanned procedure was a great help and saved a lot of embarrassment for the patient. Technology such as 3D Implant Planning, CAD-CAM  Milling, Intra Oral Scanner, CBCT, Digital Wax Up & MockUps are a few of the many tools along with the High Skills of the Surgeon that make this a REALITY!

Dr.Ashish Shah

Replacing Missing Teeth in Posterior Region of Upper Jaw with Sinus Lift Procedure

Sinus Lift Procedure A patient visits with missing teeth in the posterior region of the upper jaw He was told that he could not get fixed teeth as there was an insufficient bone to place Dental Implants. He was thus wearing a Partial Denture. Lateral Sinus Lift Surgery was done to create bone in the said region. 2 separate openings ensured maximum bone augmentation with minimum trauma. PRF. PRGF. A-PRF was created from the patient's own blood and a Sticky Bone was created. This Bio-Engineering helped produce an excellent quality natural bone in a short period of time.