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Surgical Planning and Procedures

Implant Dimensions – Choice of Implant Length and Diameter

Bilal Al-Nawas

When severely atrophic jaws are encountered, many different implant-prosthetic approaches have been used to address this condition. The more-aggressive protocols call for bone grafting followed by placement of standard-diameter endosseous implants. This presentation focuses on clinical applications of implants with reduced dimensions. In the setting of reduced alveolar bone height, short dental implants offer clinicians a pragmatic option to facilitate prosthetic restoration when confronted with anatomic limitations. When short implants are employed, implant design and surface properties become very important. Likewise, diameter-reduced implants must be used judiciously to avoid complications.

At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…

  • recognize the advantages and limitations of short and diameter-reduced implants
  • define the implant length and diameter that qualify as a ‘short implant’ and ‘diameter-reduced implant’ respectively
  • describe indications in which short and/or diameter-reduced implants should be used
  • explain how overload affects implant survival
41 minutes
ITI Congress Middle East 2015
0.7 hours
Purchase price
21 Academy Coins
Publication date: Nov 30, 2016 Last review date: Nov 23, 2020 Next review date: Nov 23, 2023
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