Sinus lifting, which is commonly used for sinus lifting and elevation, is a filling process to eliminate the loss of bone volume due to sagging sinus cavities. As a result of this procedure, implants can be applied to areas without teeth. Sinus lifting, which is completed by creating a volume suitable for the width and length of the implant, is performed under general or local anesthesia.
Positioning the sinuses in areas close to the teeth may directly cause affect them negatively in a possible tooth loss or in prosthetic operations. Due to such situations, the shortening of the distance between the upper jawbone and the sinus wall makes the relevant operation necessary.
In sinus lifting operations, the sinus area is lifted at the planned level, and the area is reached through a window opened from inside the mouth. Then the lifting towards the sinus membrane is provided. After procedures such as grafting and bone powder are applied to the existing space, the process is completed with suturing.
The operation is usually performed for people who do not have a bone volume greater than 4 mm. A sufficient level of density must be obtained in the bone tissue for the subsequent implant. Otherwise, it is difficult to achieve success in the implant. After an average of 3 or 6 months of a waiting period, implant treatment is applied in patients who have had sinus lifting. Closed sinus lifting operations require less bone grafting than open sinus lifting operations. Therefore, the waiting period is also minimal.