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Volume 33 , Issue 4
July/August 2013

Pages 457–464


Short Dental Implants: What Works and What Doesn’t? A Literature Interpretation

Douglas Deporter, DDS, Dipl Perio, PhD


PMID: 23820705
DOI: 10.11607/prd.1304

Dental implants with lengths ≤ 8 mm have been used with success in posterior arch regions where significant alveolar ridge resorption has occurred. Nevertheless, many clinicians are reluctant to use them regularly, if at all. Key factors for success include implant surface roughness, surgical placement methods, and, possibly, implant diameter, all of which are discussed here. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2013;33:457–464. doi: 10.11607/prd.1304)


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