If the patient has insufficient upper jaw bone, a sinus lift is performed. It is a surgical procedure of lifting the lower part of sinus in order to add bone necessary for implant placement. The aim of the sinus lift is to fill a part of the sinus cavity with biomaterial to make grounds for future implants. The sinus lift has no negative effects on the patient's health or the sinus function. There are two types of sinus lift – big and small. The big sinus lift includes postponed implant placement, whereas the small sinus lift includes simultaneous implant placement.
Zygoma implants are a revolutionary type of implants which exclude the need for bone transplant or sinus lift. Zygoma implants are implanted directly into cheek bones which have enough bone to support the implants. They are the best alternative to bone transplant. Their advantage is a quick healing process and there is also the possibility of computer guided implantation which ensures almost a 100% success rate. Zygoma implants are also significant because they enable patients with a completely damaged upper jaw bone to have a new smile in just a few hours.
Important information about the dental implant surgery:
Dental implants are used to replace the root of a tooth
Implants are made of biocompatible titan
Dental implant surgery is performed under local anaesthesia
Dental implant surgery is not painful
Osseointegration – integration of implant and jaw bone – takes 4 – 6 months
There is no upper age limit to dental implant surgery
The success rate of dental implantation surgery is extremely high
Dental implants can last a lifetime if proper care is taken of them
Dental implants give replacement teeth aesthetic and functional features of natural teeth
Dental implant surgery does not require filing of adjacent teeth, which contributes to the preservation of healthy, natural teeth
The recovery process after a dental implant surgery is relatively short. The PRF method contributes to this fact by ensuring a quicker and less painful recovery. The PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) process is a process of filtering fibrin, a protein rich with thrombocytes and parts of other growth proteins, from the patient’s blood. This method of revitalization is used for quicker and better healing of bones and soft tissue, and it enables quicker bone growth and wound healing. Patients can perform their normal everyday activities already the next day, and any discomfort is treated by analgetics prescribed by the dentist.