Sinus Lift Costs & Risks
The cost of a sinus lift operation is an additional treatment cost for several patients undergoing dental implant placement. However sinus lifts help many patients who were not eligible for dental implants due to limited depth of the sinus floor. Sinus lifts have become a popular operation lately due to the increase in the usage of dental implants.
What is the cost of a sinus lift?
Other factors such as expertise and geographic location of the dentist also affect the cost as they do for any other dental treatment.
A typical sinus lift for placing a single implant usually costs from $500 to $2,500. If extensive sinus augmentation is needed for placing multiple implants in both sides of the jaw, the total cost of sinus lift may raise up to $25,000. Cost of sinus lifts is relatively higher if the "lateral window" technique has to be used, instead of the less invasive "internal sinus lift" technique.
What are the risks/complications of a sinus lift operation?
As with any invasive surgical procedure there is a small possibility of complications. The risk of sinus lift complications is mostly related with the experience of the dental implant dentist or oral surgeon performing the sinus lift operation. Possible complications include:
The dentist must be contacted if swelling, bleeding or pain does not subside after one or two days from the sinus lift operation, or if any fever develops.
When should the implants be placed after a sinus lift?
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