The use of short implant as a treatment option in a region of the maxilla with reduced bone height

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Edition V07N01 | Year 2013 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 84 to 89

Eduardo Augusto Pfau, Russiane Stefani de Mattos Rezende, Veruska de João Malheiros Pfau, Cléverson O, Silva, Giovani de Oliveira Corrêa

Dental implants have been a safe option in oral rehabilitation. The short ones, under 10 mm, are used in clinical situations with great bone resorption after dental loss, instead of a bone grafting process. The present study consists in the case report of #15 tooth loss 17 years ago, and the subsequent deficit in residual bone volume. Among the possible treatment options with dental implants, it were presented to the patient: bone grafts and installation of conventional size implants; and the short implants. For being a more conservative option, with lower morbidity, lower cost and reduction of treatment period, the short implants became the patient’s choice. Many papers have reported high index of success with short implants, considering the importance of bone quality, implant diameter, geometry, design, and surface treatment. This technique might be a good treatment alternative for areas where the volume bone is reduced. However the success of this type of treatment is related to the performing a judicious planning.

Short implant, Bone graft, Osseointegration,

Pfau EA, Rezende RSM, Pfau VJM, Silva CO, Corrêa GO. The use of short implant as a treatment option in a region of the maxilla with reduced bone height. Dental Press Implantol. 2013 Jan-Mar;7(1):84-9.

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