Sinus Lift Abroad: Procedure and Cost

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About Sinus Lift

Sinus Lift

A sinus lift is a surgical procedure which is performed in order to increase the amount of bone in the upper jaw and may be required before getting dental implants on the upper jaw. If there is bone loss, the sinus has to be moved up in order to make space for a bone graft. Patients usually have to wait around 6 months for the bone graft to settle before the implants are implanted.

A sinus lift may be needed in cases where patients are planning to get dental implants on the upper jaw. If the jaw bone needs augmenting with a bone graft, it may be necessary to move the sinus up. Placing an implant with little bone support increases the risk of implant failure, but can also cause a perforation of the sinus membrane.

Recommended for
  • Dental implants

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad
1 weeks. As the treatment involves the sinus, patients may be advised to wait several days before flying. This is because changes in air pressure can affect the sinus.
Sinus Lift

If there is bone loss, the sinus is moved up to make space for a bone graft.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks. As the treatment involves the sinus, patients may be advised to wait several days before flying. This is because changes in air pressure can affect the sinus.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks.

As the treatment involves the sinus, patients may be advised to wait several days before flying. This is because changes in air pressure can affect the sinus.

Sinus Lift
If there is bone loss, the sinus is moved up to make space for a bone graft.

Compare Sinus Lift prices around the world

United States $ 1,221
United Kingdom $ 1,213
Costa Rica $ 799
Poland $ 383
Spain $ 333
Thailand $ 325
Hungary $ 278
Mexico $ 90

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Sinus Lift clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Before Sinus Lift abroad

A range of materials may be used as bone matter in this procedure. A patient may use their own bone material or else use donor material. This needs to be prepared before the procedure. For patients using their own bone matter, this is usually taken from their hip or tibia ahead of the procedure.

How is it performed

The dentist will usually make an incision in the gums, and then expose the jawbone. They can then cut a hole into the bone, through which they can gently push the sinus upwards, and then pack in the bone graft material (either artificial bone or their own or a donor bone material). After this, the gums will be closed again and stitched shut.

Materials

Bone material - this can be artificial bone substitute, a graft from the patient's own bone or bone from a donor.

Anesthesia

Patients have a number of anesthetic options for this procedure. Local and general anesthesia, or less commonly, intravenous sedation or nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas).

Procedure duration

The Sinus Lift takes 90 to 120 minutes.

Sinus Lift
The jawbone is exposed and a hole is made in the bone, through which, the sinus is pushed upwards.

What to expect after Sinus Lift

Post procedure care

After the sinus lift, the dentist will usually provide a gauze pad to bite down on - applying gentle pressure should help to stop site from bleeding. Patients should change the gauze pad every hour or so. It is normal for the gauze to become red, however patients should seek help if the site continues to bleed heavily. Some patients use ice packs to reduce the swelling, and it is important to avoid excessive mouth rinsing in order to allow the surgery site to form a blood clot and stop bleeding. It is important not to smoke. Avoid blowing your nose for one week.

Possible discomfort

After this procedure it is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort. This usually subsides after 2 or 3 days, although a slightly longer recovery period is normal.

Important things to know about Sinus Lift

Success rates

This procedure is largely successful. In cases where the sinus membranes are ruptured and repaired by the dentist, the second attempt is almost always successful as the sinuses heal thicker.

Potential risks
  • Torn or punctured sinus membrane
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Nerve or tissue damage
  • Sinusitis
  • Bone graft failure to integrate

Compare Sinus Lift prices around the world

United States $ 1,221
United Kingdom $ 1,213
Costa Rica $ 799
Poland $ 383
Spain $ 333
Thailand $ 325
Hungary $ 278
Mexico $ 90

Source: Medigo prices

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154 clinics on MEDIGO offer Sinus Lift

Freer Dental

San José, Costa Rica

98

$ 1,000

Demianko Dental Care

San José, Costa Rica

$ 800

Clinica Cuevas Queipo

Málaga, Spain

89

$ 2,998

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154 clinics on MEDIGO offer Sinus Lift

Freer Dental

San José, Costa Rica

98

$ 1,000

Demianko Dental Care

San José, Costa Rica

$ 800

Clinica Cuevas Queipo

Málaga, Spain

89

$ 2,998

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