Sinus Lift Case: How Much Bone Height Are You Gaining?

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Dr. I asks:
I need to place an implant in #3 area [maxillary right first molar; 1,6]. As you can see in the radiograph below, there is very limited bone height. My usual standard operating procedure is to do a maxillary sinus lift and bone graft using a lateral window approach. However, I have had mixed success using the MIS internal lift protocols and materials. There are some dentists who are claiming they can increase bone height by 6mm. If I can accomplish that predictably that would be my first choice. Are others here using this technique? Have you had consistent success with it? How much bone height are you gaining?

Radiograph