Sinus Lift: Graft or No Graft?

We wanted to bring up a discussion on the practical experience with clinicians with sinus floor elevation using graft material or not using graft. A recent study 1 analyzed this topic via a comprehensive literature search and concluded that:

High long-term implant survival was demonstrated after osteotome-mediated sinus floor elevation with or without a grafting material. However, long-term randomized controlled trials comparing the 2 treatment modalities are sparse. Read More

Have you had tried both approaches in your practice? What has been your experience with long-term outcomes with sinus floor elevation with or without a grafting material?

1.Osteotome-Mediated Sinus Floor Elevation With or Without a Grafting Material: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Long-term Studies (≥5-Years).. Implant Dent. 2018 Aug;27(4):488-497. Aludden H

One thought on “Sinus Lift: Graft or No Graft?

  1. Rakshith says:

    Sinus lift without grafting works well when there is about 4 to 5 mm of native bone is present . When done without grafting we need to make sure there is no perforation in the membrane . If there is a perforation then the clot does not get stabilised which would hamper bone regeneration in the sinus

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