Oral surgery for bone structure (sinus lift)
It is advisable to work together with an orthodontist if you suffer from malpositioned teeth. Malpositioned teeth not only affect your appearance, but also make oral hygiene more difficult and can lead to other physical ailments such as headaches, neck pain and back pain. As a rule, this phenomenon can occur after a few months or even years. If one then decides to insert an implant into the resulting gap, then it is only possible by bone reconstruction. An implant must be long enough to ensure stability. Among other things, sinus lift is used for bone reconstruction.
In this procedure, the maxillary sinus floor is raised to create enough space for the forthcoming implant. In bone reconstruction, a distinction is made between open and closed sinus lift. With an open sinus lift, the dentist presses a small bone window into the maxillary sinus. This creates additional space which is then used to screw in the remaining bone. The space is then filled with the patient's own bone or bone substitute material. The closed sinus lift begins with the lifting of the maxillary sinus mucosa caused by the drilled hole. The bone material is then pressed through the hole under the maxillary sinus mucosa, and the implant is then screwed in.