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Is the Dogma of Using the Largest Diameter still Valid?

Bilal Al-Nawas

The lecture gives an overview of the existing evidence on the use of narrow-diameter implants for a well-defined range of indications based on the proceedings of the 5th ITI Consensus Conference. Prof. Al-Nawas discusses the technical complications of reducing implant diameter in the molar region and the different fracture types that may result. He also presents studies on narrow-diameter implants fabricated from titanium-zirconium alloy and makes an argument for future comparative studies on bone augmentation vs narrow-diameter implants. In addition, future potential indications are discussed.

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

  • describe potential clinical indications for narrow diameter-implants
  • explain the different levels of evidence for mini-implants and narrow-diameter implants for different clinical indications
  • recognize that placement of narrow diameter implants as an alternative to bone grafting procedures does not reduce the complexity of the treatment
Duration
21 minutes
Source
ITI World Symposium 2014
CPD/CME
0.35 hours
Purchase price
0 Academy Coins
Publication date: Apr 12, 2015 Last review date: Apr 10, 2018 Next review date: Apr 10, 2021
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