Can you do a bone graft / sinus lift and dental implant at the same time?
In favorable circumstances, we usually do dental implantation at the same time as a bone graft or sinus lift.
This is to save the patient having to go through surgery twice, and to save adding 8-12 weeks of healing time to the overall length of the completed dental work.
Whether or not we can do this is always based on the evidence provided by the CBCT-scan done in our clinic and our implantologists' discretion.
From our own in-clinic research, the success rate of such bone graft + implant cases reduces the overall success rate of the dental implant osseointergration minimally by 2% (from 98% to 96% - 2015 statistics)
If there is a large infection present in the area however, we prefer to do the sinus lift / bone graft surgery in a separate stage from the dental implantation.