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