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


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?