Short Dental Implants : A Literature Review and Rationale for Use

Short Implant에 대한 문헌 고찰과 임상 적용

  • Kim, Yu-Lee (Department of Proshodontics, College of Dentistry, Wonkwang University)
  • 김유리 (원광대학교 치과대학 치과보철학교실)
  • Received : 2009.08.30
  • Accepted : 2009.09.25
  • Published : 2009.09.30


The clinical use of several endosseous oral implants designs has become highly predictable in recent decades. Implant success critically depends both on the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the prospective host site and on the quality of the local bone. Implants shorter than 10 mm can be a long-term solution for sites with limited bone height. This article describes theoretical characteristics and clinical outcome of short implants through a medline search. When surgical preparation is related to bone density, textured-surfaced implants are employed, operators' surgical skills are developed, and indications for implant treatment duly considered, the survival rates for short implants has been found to be comparable with those obtained with longer implants.


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