Sinus Lift

  • South Down Dental Clinic

    Procedure time

    60 - 120 minutes

What is the treatment?

The sinus lift procedure allows implants to be used as a replacement for maxillary molars. The procedure is performed by making a small window in the sinus above the roots of the maxillary (upper jaw) teeth.

The integrity of the membrane lining the sinus is not violated but instead is teased upward to form a small cavity or balloon like space that can be filled with bovine bone (BioOss). A period of six to nine months is required for this bone to consolidate after having formed a scaffold for natural bone replacement.

Our experience with this procedure at South Down Clinic is not only vast and longstanding; its use has been commonplace for many years. As this treatment relates to placing implants, there are two possibilities which your oral surgeon will discuss with you; Sinus lift with Immediate Implant Placement or Sinus lift and Delayed Implant Placement

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We operate on a dentist referral basis only.

Please speak to your dentist about getting referred to this clinic.

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How long does it take?

An initial consultation appointment lasting approximately 20 – 30 minutes will be required. The procedure time can vary between 60 – 120 minutes but this will vary on each individual patient’s needs.

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How much does it cost?

The following prices are a guide only and exclude any additional fees for consultation, xrays and CT scanning, sedation (if required). View our full price list.

Single Implant + Crown

from £1750

Block Bone Graft

from £800

Augmentation/Bovine Bone

from £350

Any discomfort can be minimised by the following regime:

  • Avoid blowing your nose for two weeks
  • Sneeze through your mouth
  • Avoid swimming
  • Avoid flying
  • Report unexpected nose bleeds or sinus pain or swelling.

Nose bleeds or sinus pain

There is a small chance that a nose bleed may occur after the procedure. Should this happen, sit upright and apply a cold compress.

Typical healing patterns

There is a wide range of normal healing responses. Swelling is often worse by the 2nd or 3rd day and may persist for a few days. Bruising tends to show at about this time.

If you are at all unsure or the swelling continues for more than a week, you should contact the practice.

If you have any concerns about your treatment, please call the South Down Dental Clinic 028/(048 ROI) 3025 1715.