Predictability and success rate of short implants

Pedro Vicente Neto, Ana Lúcia Franco Micheloni, Cássio Rocha Scarduelli, Karina Eiras Dela Coleta Pizzol, Francisco de Assis Mollo Júnior, Elcio Marcantônio Júnior


In oral rehabilitation with dental implants, severely resorbed alveolar ridges are a challenging problem due to the reduced height of the residual bone. Continuous search for minimally invasive procedures has resulted in the conception of reduced-length dental implants, decreasing the necessary amount of bone for implantation, thereby reducing the need of bone-grafts. Given the growing demand in the field of implant dentistry and the continuous development of surgical techniques, this study aimed to review the current literature on the predictability and success rate of short implants. Relevant articles published in the PubMed database between the years of 2004 and 2014 were selected using the following key-words: short dental implants, extra-short implants, survival rate, implant, mandible, maxilla, prognosis, implant survival, implant length. Based on the literature review, we concluded that short implants showed high predictability and high success rate in the short term, therefore they are one of the current options for the rehabilitation of atrophic alveolar ridges. Further longitudinal studies are necessary to define more reliably parameters for their proper use, ensuring the achievement of high success rates and survival rates with the use of this type of implant.o assess the attitude and practice of dental professionals towards using of advance radiographic technique.

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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