yes, many patients like to be aware, but my suggestion is that you should have conscious sedation, you will not feel nothing, and you will have great experience on placing implants, you will not feel nothing, and you will wake up with everything set.go for it, you will love it.and if not, just let the doctor do what its necessary.
I do this regularly. Most prefer to be vivid as they want to feel present & want to notice how the doctor works (rough vs delicate). It's a long surgery, but still just dental surgery. Options I offer are a sleepy pill or to bring in an anesthesiologist for i.v. deep sedation, but then it gets costly. Oral surgeons offer conscious i.v. sedation, but now you have separate treatment and costs for each doctor.
It isn't as bad as you think. And when conscious, you can always ask for more anesthesia if it hurts.
The real question is are you comfortable being awake for this procedure? Your dentist may be excellent at surgery and restorative work, but this is a very invasive procedure and most patients prefer to be put to sleep to have it done. There are many sounds and lots of pressure that can be stressful to a patient. Ask your dentist if it is possible to bring in a dental anesthesiologist who can handle putting you to sleep while your dentist does the surgery. It adds additional cost but it will be worth the added expense.