What graft is best for sinus lift?

In maxillary sinus bone graft, we compare DBBM, autogenous tooth bone graft material (AutoBT), and demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft (DFDBA). DBBM is one of the most reliable bone graft materials today, AutoBT is actively researched nowadays, and DFDBA has osteoinductive capability.

What is a sinus lift bone graft?

Sinus lift is a kind of bone graft procedure. It is performed when there is extreme bone loss on the patient’s maxilla (the part where the premolar and molar teeth are) or a pneumatized maxillary sinus (enlargement of maxillary sinus). This may require a bone graft as the sinuses are right above the upper teeth.

How invasive is a sinus lift?

The system involves a closed sinus lift implant that increases the bone’s thickness and provides a dental implant in one minimally invasive procedure. Visiting the dentist can be very unpleasant for up to 20% of dental implant patients. In these cases, an invasive surgical procedure called a sinus lift is required.

What material is used for sinus lift?

The three most common types of bone used in sinus lift surgeries are: Bone from your own body (autogenous bone) usually taken from other areas of your mouth or body. Bone from a cadaver (allogenic bone) Bone from a cow (xenograft)

How long does it take to recover from sinus lift and bone graft?

On average most patients will take 1-2 days off from normal activity. You may return to work/school when you feel you are recovered. Do not engage in strenuous activities for 2 weeks following your surgery.

How painful is a sinus lift?

In general, a sinus augmentation or sinus lift is not necessarily painful, but uncomfortable. During the procedure, a patient is unlikely to feel any pain but after, a patient should expect slight discomfort for a short period of time.

What happens after a sinus lift and bone graft?

Immediately Following Surgery You may have difficulty feeling your lips, cheeks or tongue due to numbness. This is a temporary feeling and will wear off within 2-4hrs. Please take care not to bite your lips, cheeks or gums. Apply ice packs to your face to reduce swelling for the first 24 hours after surgery.

Can a sinus lift fail?

While most sinus lift procedures are successful, there are cases where they can fail. Although rare, sinus lift complications that can result in failure include: Bone graft material dislodges after blowing nose or sneezing. Infection (Sinusitis)

Can you walk after a sinus lift?

ACTIVITY: You should avoid the gym and/or any strenuous activity or exercise for the next 5-7 days. Light out-of-bed activity (walking, shopping, etc) starting the day of your surgery is mandatory to prevent blood clots and other pulmonary issues.