Medically Reviewed by Dr. Hermes Somonte Davila, DDS, MS
For people with less natural jawbone to support the dental implants Sinus Lift surgery may seem appropriate.
It is a bone-augmentation procedure which involves adding bone to the upper jaw for placement of dental implants.
The cost of sinus lift in the U.S. ranges from $1500-$2500 per side,* whereas Sinus Lift in Los Algodones – Mexico begins from $700.
What Makes Us Unique?
- Proud member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
- More than 30 dentists with various specialties
- On-site dental lab for convenience of our valued patients
- Latest technology for excellent dental results, such as the KaVo Everest CAD/CAM technology
- CT-Scan, panoramic x-rays and digital periapical x-ray equipment for accuracy of results
- Laser equipment for treating periodontal diseases, teeth whitening and teeth cleaning
What Other Dental Treatments Do You Provide?
We have an on-site dental lab where we fabricate PFM crowns, implant-supported dentures and dental bridges.
Options for full mouth implants in Los Algodones include All on 4, All on 6 and All on 8 implants.
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- Fill our FREE quote form or call us @ +1 800 661 2126
- Our Case Manager will get in touch with you
- Fill in a dental questionnaire
- Your dental requirements will be forwarded to a dental specialist who will screen and quote the price for the treatment
Note: Prices are subject to change without notification
Yes, we may require documents related to your medical history and past treatment (if any). Our specialist may ask for X-rays, CT scan and other reports.
We accept cash (US dollars); major credit and debit cards (extra transaction fee applicable); as well as personal, traveler’s, and cashier’s checks; and wire transfers.
Staying Safe in Los Algodones
The U.S. Department of State has issued certain travel warnings for tourists which you can read here. In addition to these, follow some common safety tips including:
- Stay alert of your surroundings
- Shop and roam around in groups
- Watch your alcohol intake
- Follow the rules
You can park your car in the parking lot on the US side of the border and walk across into Mexico. The lot is well lit and is run by the Quechan Indian tribe. Alternatively, you can use our own parking lot in Algodones FREE of cost. Once you cross the border, our clinic is just a couple of blocks away at Alamo Street.
Our clients can stay at Hotel Hacienda and avail a special price of $35 for a night stay. Under our current limited-time special, get 3 nights FREE with treatment of $2,000 USD or over.
We also have tie-ups with hotels in Yuma, AZ, where our clients get accommodation at discounted rates.
What is Sinus Lift?
Sinus Lift, also known as Sinus Augmentation and Sinus Elevation, is performed when the back teeth in the upper jaw have missing sinus cavity because of jawbone deterioration over time. The sinus lift surgery makes it possible to have dental implants in such cases.
The procedure involves raising the sinus floor and adding further bone. Steps involved are:
- An incision in the gum tissue (area of molars and premolars) exposes the bone.
- A small cut is made in the exposed bone. The membrane of the sinus is pushed away from the jaw and the bone graft material is filled.
- Once the procedure is complete, the tissue is closed with sutures.
- Dental Implants may take anywhere from five to ten months to be placed. This gives enough time to the grafted material and bone to bond.
Why do People Need Sinus Lift?
If you wish to replace your missing teeth with dental implants and your surgeon finds out you have insufficient space in the upper jawbone that can interfere with the dental implant placement, he may suggest you to opt for sinus lift. Other reasons include:
- Loss of molars or back teeth in the upper jaw and insufficient bone for dental implants
- Bone loss because of periodontal disease
- Sinus being too close to the upper jaw for implant placement
- The procedure doesn’t interfere with breathing
- The damaged bone is re-grown by adding a new bone
- Sinus lift does not damage or harm the sinuses
- High survival rate of dental implants after augmentation3
Contact us to get a FREE quote on sinus lift in Mexico near Yuma, Arizona.
|What is the success rate of sinus lift?
|According to a study published in March 2016 by A. Sakkas and colleagues, the success rate of sinus augmentation is 98.1%.1
|How long is the healing time after the procedure?
|Healing time is dependent on health conditions, previous medical history and many other reasons. But, it would be safe to say that it takes about six to nine months to heal after a sinus lift surgery.
|What material is used for bone graft?
|For sinus lift, plastic membrane can also be used. The other materials that can be used in the bone graft include a synthetic bone graft material or the patient’s own bones or the bone of some other creature such as cow.
|When will I be able to return to my routine?
|Most patients can return to their routine in a day or two.
|What can I expect after the surgery?
|You may experience some discomfort or swelling after the procedure, but we will prescribe antibiotics and medication for pain and inflammation.
|Will I receive anesthesia before the procedure?
|Yes, local anesthesia is applied to the surgery site.
|What about implants and their success after sinus lift?
In a study conducted by Istvan A. Urban and colleagues in 2012, 100% implant-survival rate has been reported in sinus lift surgery.2
In another study conducted in the year 2015 by G. Lo Giudice and colleagues, 100% implant survival rate was reported at 18 month follow-up.3
Recovery and Post-Surgery Care
It will take around 3 to 6 months for the added bone to become one with your sinus floor bone. Depending on the grafting material, implants may be placed after six to nine months.
- It is advised to avoid physical stress, blowing nose, or sneezing for a period of three weeks1.
- It is normal to experience swelling, discomfort and minor bleeding from your nose and mouth after the surgery. To help stop the bleeding, you will need to bite down for an hour on a gauze pad replacing it as and when required.
- Apply a cold pack to reduce pain and swelling on the first day of the surgery. Our surgeon may recommend some medication to deal with pain and discomfort.
- To prevent infection on the wound site, our oral surgeon may prescribe antibiotics and mouth wash.
- Brushing and flossing will not be possible in the first week of the surgery but it is advisable to take care of the rest of your teeth.
- Chew on the opposite side and prefer consuming soft and easy-to-eat foods for the first few days.
- Avoid eating hard or crunchy foods.
- Avoid consuming very hot foods for the first few days of the surgery and gradually move towards eating warm foods.
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- NCBI: Effect of Schneiderian membrane perforation on sinus lift graft outcome using two different donor sites: a retrospective study of 105 maxillary sinus elevation procedures.
- Research Gate: Incidence, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Sinus Graft Infection After Sinus Floor Elevation: A Clinical Study.
- International Journal of Dentistry: Transcrestal Sinus Lift Procedure Approaching Atrophic Maxillary Ridge: A 60-Month Clinical and Radiological Follow-Up Evaluation.