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Sinus Lift (Upper Jaw Augmentation With Bone Grafts)

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It Is Suitable For

· Those in Bogota, Colombia who need implants in the molar and premolar areas.
· Those with premolar or molar tooth loss on the upper jaw.
· Those who wish to prevent future tooth loss.
· Those who wish to preserve the health of the remaining teeth.
· Those who wish to avoid having complications of the enlarged sinus in the future.

What is Sinus Lift?

Sinus Lift is a procedure performed when there is a teeth gap on the premolar and molar area of the upper jaw, to build a strong foundation for implants to fit in place without any future complications.

Sinus lift is a must to be done when your dental implants cannot be placed because you do not have enough bone height in the upper jaw, and also when your sinuses are too close to the jaw.

How It Works

Sinus Lift works by first moving the sinus membrane upward to make room for the bone to be added to your upper jaw. The procedure is required when implants are needed at the premolar and molar areas on the upper jaw, under the condition which you do not have enough bone height in the upper jaw or your sinuses are too close to the jaw.

Causes of Bone Loss on The Upper Jaw

· Bone loss from periodontal (gum) disease
· Lost teeth in your upper jaw, particularly your back teeth or molars
· Reabsorption of bone into the body due to tooth loss
· The maxillary sinus is too close to the upper jaw

Common Types of Bone Used

· Bone from your own body (autogenous bone)
· Bone from a cadaver (allogenic bone)
· Bone from a cow (xenograft)

Sinus Lift Procedure

1. Consultation and examination of teeth condition
2. X-rays taken to study the anatomy of your jaw and sinus; some may require a CT scan
3. Extraction of bone from your body (if autogenous bone preferred)
4. Application of local anesthesia
5. Gum tissue where your back teeth used to be may be cut
6. Raising of tissue, exposing the bone underneath
7. A small circle will be cut in the bone
8. Bony piece lift into the sinus cavity space and the hole will be filled with bone graft
9. Closing the incision with sutures
10. Implants will be placed 4 to 12 months after sinus lift surgery

Advantages and Limitations of Sinus Lift

· Prevents future bone loss
· Avoids complications on enlarged sinus in the future
· Builds a strong foundation for implants
· Prepares your upper jaw for implants

· Incision has to be made
· It takes 4 to 12 months to be ready for implants
· Some swelling may be experienced in the area where the bone was added


Q1: Can I sneeze normally?
A1: Try not to sneeze frequently as it could cause the bone-graft material to move and loosen the stitches.

Q2: Do I need to revisit for removal of sutures?
A2: Sutures used are absorbable but a follow-up appointment 7 to 10 days after your surgery includes checking if the sutures are well dissolved.

Q3: Will there be bleeding after the surgery?
A3: Some minor bleeding may be there 1 to 2 days after the surgery; should the bleeding continues after 1 to 2 days it is time to consult the doctor.

Q4: Is developing a fever after the surgery normal?
A4: No. Consult the doctor if you develop a fever after the surgery.

Q5: How long will the pain last?
A5: Pain should decrease after the first couple of days.

Clinic Information

[Clinic Name] Clinica Dentica
[Location] Bogota, Colombia
[Nearest Station/ Nearest Tourist Destination] 2 mins walk to bus stop (Auto Norte - CL 82); Walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets
[Clinic Opening Time] Monday to Friday (8:00AM - 5:00PM); Saturday (8:00AM - 12:00PM)

Operation Time 60 - 120 mins
Recovery Time None
Number of Postoperative Visit Not required
Hospitalization Not required
Other Information Consultation fee is USD 60
Cancellation Policy For no-show, patient will be charged USD 60 which is consultation fee.
Location Clinica Dentica by Cristina Suaza, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

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