DOI: 10.1111/cid.13294 ISSN: 1523-0899

Osseodensification versus lateral window technique for sinus floor elevation with simultaneous implant placement: A randomized clinical trial on patient‐reported outcome measures

João Gaspar, João Botelho, Luís Proença, Vanessa Machado, Leandro Chambrone, Rodrigo Neiva, José João Mendes
  • General Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery



To compare patient‐reported outcome measures and additional surgical outcomes after sinus floor elevation (SFE) with osseodensification (OD) versus lateral window (LW), both with simultaneous implant placement.

Materials and Methods

Twenty participants requiring single‐implant rehabilitation with residual bone height (RBH) ≤4 mm were enrolled. Pain experience, quality of life (QoL) via the Oral Health Impact Profile‐14 (OHIP‐14), analgesics intake, and other symptoms were self‐reported for a week on a daily basis. Surgery duration, complications, and implant stability quotient at baseline (ISQ T0) and after 6 months (ISQ T6) were registered. Participants were followed up for 1 year.


From Day 0 (day of surgery) to Day 3, pain experience was significantly lower (p < 0.05) in the OD group. OHIP‐14 score was significantly lower (p < 0.05) in the OD group on all postoperative days, except on Day 5. Average analgesics intake was significantly lower (p < 0.001) in the OD group. Surgery mean duration was significantly higher (p < 0.001) in LW compared to OD (71.1 ± 10.4 vs. 32.9 ± 5.3 min). After osseointegration period, all implants were successfully restored with screw‐retained crowns.


Within the limitations of this study, it can be concluded that OD and LW techniques were similarly effective in SFE with simultaneous implant placement when RBH ≤ 4 mm. However, OD significantly outperformed LW in pain experience, impact on self‐perceived QoL, surgery duration, postoperative edema, and analgesics intake.

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