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Posterior atrophic jaws rehabilitated with prostheses supported by 6 mm-long, 4 mm-wide implants or by longer implants in augmented bone. Preliminary results from a pilot randomised controlled trial.

Authors
  • Esposito, Marco1
  • Cannizzaro, Gioacchino
  • Soardi, Elisa
  • Pistilli, Roberto
  • Piattelli, Maurizio
  • Corvino, Valeria
  • Felice, Pietro
  • 1 Department of Biomaterials, Goteborg University, Sweden. [email protected] , (Sweden)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of oral implantology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
5
Issue
1
Pages
19–33
Identifiers
PMID: 22518377
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Short-term data (5 months after loading) indicate that 6 mm-long implants with a conventional diameter of 4 mm achieved similar if not better results than longer implants placed in augmented bone. Short implants might be a preferable choice to bone augmentation, especially in posterior mandibles since the treatment is faster, cheaper and associated with less morbidity. However, 5- to 10-year post-loading data are necessary before making reliable recommendations.

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