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SINUS LIFT

THE VIDEO BELOW SHOWS A TYPICAL SINUS LIFT SURGERY. I PERFORM MY SURGERIES IN THE SAME SEQUENCE OF STEPS AND WITH THE HELP OF MY BONE ENGAGING SURGICAL STENT PROTOCOLS, I ENJOY BETTER RESULTS WITH FEWER COMPLICATIONS.

MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT A SINUS LIFT

WHAT IS THE MAXILLARY SINUS?

IT IS THE LARGE “AIR SPACE” IN OUR UPPER JAW POSITIONED OVER THE MOLARS THAT HELPS (ALONG WITH OTHER SMALLER SINUSES) TO REDUCE THE WEIGHT OF OUR HEAD. WHEN THE UPPER MOLARS ARE REMOVED, THE SINUS INCREASES IN SIZE REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF SOLID BONE NECESSARY FOR IMPLANT PLACEMENT. A SOFT TISSUE LINING COVERS THE BONE SURFACE INSIDE THE SINUS.

WHAT IS A SINUS LIFT?

AN ADVANCED BONE GRAFTING PROCEDURE WHEN REBUILDING THE UPPER JAW FOR MOLAR IMPLANT SURGERY. WE RAISE THE SOFT TISSUE LINING OFF THE FLOOR OF THE SINUS AND PLACE BONE GRAFT MATERIAL UNDER THE SOFT TISSUE. OVER TIME THE GRAFT TRANSITIONS INTO STRONG HEALTHY BONE.

HOW LONG DO YOU WAIT BEFORE PLACING AN IMPLANT?

IN THE MAJORITY OF OUR CASES, WE WILL PLACE THE IMPLANT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SINUS LIFT PROCEDURE. IN EXTREMELY SEVERE CASES OF BONE LOSS, WE HAVE TO USE A 2 STEP SINUS LIFT AND THIS MAY TAKE UP TO A YEAR TO COMPLETE.

DOES IT HURT?

WE USE A SPECIAL SINUS LIFT KIT AND UTILIZE A CRESTAL APPROACH TO THE SINUS FLOOR. THERE ARE OTHER MORE INVASIVE WAYS TO APPROACH THE SURGICAL SITE WHERE POST OPERATIVE DISCOMFORT IS COMMON. OUR APPROACH, TO DATE, HAS NOT CAUSED ANY POST OPERATIVE COMPLAINTS OR PAIN THAT COULD NOT BE CONTROLLED WITH ADVIL OR MOTRIN.

WHAT DO YOU USE BONE GRAFT WITH?

MOST OFTEN WE USE HUMAN TISSUE THAT HAS BEEN PROCESSED TO THE MOST STRINGENT OF FEDERAL GUIDELINES AT THE MIAMI TISSSUE BANK. BOVINE (COW) TISSUE IS USED FOR THOSE WHO REQUEST IT. WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO, OUR PREMIUM PRODUCT IS CALLED ACCELL BY KEYSTONE DENTAL. DUE TO THE HIGHER COST, THERE IS A SURCHARGE FOR THIS MATERIAL. ACCELL UTILIZES PROTEINS AND GROWTH FACTORS AND RESULTS IN MORE BONE GROWTH PER SITE. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EXCITING NEW MATERIAL AT WWW.KEYSTONEDENTAL.COM. CLICK ON “IMPLANT SYSTEMS” THEN SCROLL DOWN TO “ACCELL”. WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDING GRAFTING PROCEDURES FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM. ANTIBIOTICS ARE PRESCRIBED TO MINIMIZE THE CHANCE OF INFECTION AS WE DO FOR MOST OF OUR SURGERIES.

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