Sinus Floor Elevation
After loosing a side tooth of the upper jaw, significant bone loss often occurs where the root of the tooth has been. In these cases, dental implant placement at the side of the upper jaw, is often unreliable or simply unfeasible without a sinus floor elevation procedure.
Via the drill hole made for the implant, or via an approach from the side of the maxillary sinus, bone is put onto the floor of the maxillary sinus. The body replaces part of the transplanted bone by newly formed own bone, so that the surgeon has enough thickness of bone to place an implant. Often this is combined with a lateral augmentation procedure.
To achieve superior results, Dr. Dr. Gonschior advises to use a mix of the patient’s own bone together with synthetic bone and plasma from the patient.
|Duration of operation:||1-2 hours|
|Anesthetic:||Local or general anesthetic|
|Removal of sutures:||1 week postop|
|Ok to go out:||7-14 days postop|