Case Report

Success is not about Height; Short Implants: A Case Report  

Khushboo Deshmukh1 , Ruparani Bodduru1 , Motilal Jangid1 , Abhishek Singh Nayyar2
1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Maharashtra, India
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 20   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2016.06.0020
Received: 14 May, 2016    Accepted: 23 Aug., 2016    Published: 25 Aug., 2016
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Khushboo D., Ruparani B., Motilal J., and Abhishek S.N., 2016, Success is not about height; short implants: A Case Report, International Journal of Clinical Case Report, 6(20): 1-7 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2016.06.0020)

Abstract

During the past decades, implant treatment has been a successful option for tooth replacement. After tooth loss, however, severely atrophic residual alveolar ridges are quite common, especially in patients who have been edentulous for a longer period of time. Posterior areas of the maxilla and mandible are areas of greater anatomical constraints. Lots of research and advances have occurred in field of Oral Implantology and short dental implants are one of them. But success rates for these short dental implants were also considered dubious. Most important factor that was to be considered was crown-implant ratio. Over the period of time and with improvisation of implant designs, even short dental implants have provided predictable results. The purpose of this case report is to reveal success journey of short dental implants.

Keywords
Short dental implants; Anatomic constraints; Success rate
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