Forest Lane Dental Family + Kids & Adults | General Dentistry
What is a Sinus Lift?
For a dental implant to be successful, the jaw needs to have good quality and quantity of bone to support the implant. Sinus lift surgery can be performed when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw for the implants to be placed.
Forest Lane Dental Family + Kids & Adults
How painful is a sinus lift?
Many patients wonder if a sinus lift is a painful procedure or not. In general, 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.
This procedure helps correct the problem by raising the sinus membrane and adding bone to the upper jaw in the area of the molars and premolars. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during sinus lift surgery, and the procedure has been shown to greatly increase the success rate and longevity of a dental implant. We want your dental implant to last for a lifetime, so contact us if you would like to explore your options today!