Research has shown that short implants are not only a viable option but oftentimes a superior one that carries fewer risks for the patient and dentist, especially in resorbed jaw sites. As clinical trials continue to underscore the safety and efficacy of short implants, more dentists are considering their use with real interest, and this book provides the information clinicians need to incorporate short implants into their own practice. The book reviews the clinical effectiveness of short implants and then describes treatment protocols for the various types of short implants and their placement in different areas of the mouth. Case presentations demonstrate the recommended techniques and showcase the results.
Contents Chapter 01. Why Avoid Using Short Implants? Chapter 02. The Performance of Short and Ultra-Short Implants Chapter 03. A Single Practitioner's 20-Year Experience with Short Implants Chapter 04. Using Short Implants for Overdenture Support Chapter 05. Threaded Implants in the Posterior Maxilla Chapter 06. Threaded Implants in the Atrophic Posterior Mandible Chapter 07. Press-Fit Sintered Porous-Surfaced Implants Chapter 08. Plateau Root Form Implants Chapter 09. Ultra-Wide Threaded Implants for Molar Replacement Chapter 10. The Way Forward