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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-65

Short implants a plausible alternative to conventional dental implants - A review

Command Military Dental Centre, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Sheetal Anand Asija
Command Military Dental Centre (CC), Lucknow - 226 002, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jodd.jodd_12_21

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The success rate of implants positioned in reduced bone quality can be highly compromised especially as observed in the posterior dental arches. A critical aspect in implant placement and design like bone length can be augmented using various bone reconstructive procedures like sinus lift, bone grafting, alveolar distraction, and many more but attached with these techniques comes a high rate of morbidity, lengthy treatment times, and healing periods to which the patient may not appear very pleased about. Hence, short implants can be used as a viable alternative utilizing all of the available bone and taking into account the biomechanics and biological conditions of each case. As compared to vertical bone augmentation of poorly resorbed ridges, short implants perform better, especially in areas of proximity to anatomical structures such as mandibular canal and maxillary sinus. The merits of short implants mainly include ease of insertion of implant fixture, not too elaborate an osteotomy, and less likelihood for undue heat generation in the alveolus. This article is an attempt to provide a review on short implants with the basic aim of overcoming the myths and barriers attached with this concept and will help to open global doors into this less ventured space for achieving a successful implant outcome.

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