Would an implant placed after sinus elevation without a bone graft provide a satisfactory long-term outcome? A recent study 1 evaluated the long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of dental implant placed using osteotome sinus floor elevation (OSFE) without bone grafts.
Osteotome sinus floor elevation without bone grafts is a predictable treatment modality in the long run. But it should be used with caution when the initial bone height of the edentulous site is lower than 5 mm. The final endo-sinus bone height was found to be positively correlated to implant protrusion length measured on radiographs immediately after implant installation.
Anyone else attempt to just use an osteotome sinus elevation without grafting prior to implant placement? Results?
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1. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Nov Long-term outcomes of osteotome sinus floor elevation without bone grafts: a clinical retrospective study of 4-9 years.