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Short dental implant

N Naenni, P Sahrmann, P R Schmidlin, T Attin, D B Wiedemeier, V Sapata, C H F Hämmerle, R E Jung
The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether 6-mm dental implants in the posterior segments of either jaw perform equally well in terms of clinical and radiographic outcomes when compared with 10-mm implants after 5 y of loading. Patients with single-tooth gaps in the posterior area who were scheduled for implant therapy were randomly assigned to a group receiving either a 6- or 10-mm implant. After a healing period of 10 wk, implants were loaded with a screw-retained single crown and followed up at yearly intervals...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Ilonka Kreitschmann-Andermahr, Johannes Kohlmann, Bernadette Kleist, Ursula Hirschfelder, Rolf Buslei, Michael Buchfelder, Sonja Siegel
PURPOSE: Oro-dental pathologies (ODP) such as enlargement of the tongue, mandibular prognathism, and spaced teeth are characteristic features of acromegaly. Their frequency of occurrence during the course of the disease is largely unresolved. Purpose of this study was to assess ODP and oro-dental treatments in patients with acromegaly with regard to the length of the diagnostic process, tumor histology, and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Single-center retrospective survey study using questionnaires on dental symptoms, diagnostic process, and treatment in patients with acromegaly operated on a growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma...
March 8, 2018: Endocrine
E Anitua, L Piñas, V Escuer-Artero, R S Fernández, M H Alkhraisat
Oral lichen planus is associated with the Koebner phenomenon, and trauma may exacerbate oral lesions. Short dental implants, as alternatives to bony augmentation, would reduce the number of interventions and their morbidity. However, we know of no studies that have analysed the long-term outcomes of short implants in patients with oral lichen planus. We have therefore designed a retrospective study of such patients treated with short implants (≤8.5mm long), with survival of implants as the main outcome. The secondary outcomes were marginal bone loss and the development of complications...
March 1, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
D P Laverty, K Fairbrother, O Addison
BACKGROUND: This systematic review aims to evaluate the survival of retaining or replacing deciduous teeth in hypodontia patients with a variety of prosthetic tooth replacement options, to evaluate prognostic factors associated with retaining deciduous teeth, and report on patient based outcomes with these treatment modalities. METHODS: MEDLINE, The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Science Direct databases were searched (01/1980 - 08/2017) for studies reporting outcomes associated with retaining or replacing deciduous teeth via prosthetic means in adult hypodontia patients...
February 20, 2018: Community Dental Health
L Ottria, D Lauritano, M Andreasi Bassi, A Palmieri, V Candotto, A Tagliabue, L Tettamanti
Implant dentistry has become a popular restorative option in clinical practice. Titanium and titanium alloys are the gold standard for endo-osseus dental implants production, thanks to their biocompatibility, resistance to corrosion and mechanical properties. The characteristics of the titanium implant surface seem to be particularly relevant in the early phase of osseointegration. Furthermore, the microstructure of implant surface can largely influence the bone remodelling at the level of the bone-implant surface...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Ines Kovačić, Sanja Peršić, Josip Kranjčić, Visar Disha, Ksenija Rener-Sitar, Asja Čelebić
PURPOSE: To assess short-term postoperative pain and swelling after insertion of mini dental implants (MDI) and standard-size implants (SSI) in the same patients at different times. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A convenience sample of 42 patients (22 females, 20 males; 58 to 73 years old) participated. Half of the participants received MDIs first, and the other half received SSIs first. Self-perceived pain and swelling at 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 days postoperative were assessed using a 0-10 visual analog scale...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Prosthodontics
Faris Z Jamjoom, Damian J Lee
As dental implants continue to survive longer, managing and maintaining implant prostheses can be complicated by the lack of compatible parts or the discontinuation of implant systems. This report describes a laser welding procedure for the management of clinically short Locator abutments (Zest Anchors Inc) that lacked a commercially available, compatible alternative.
February 8, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
E Calciolari, N Donos
Increased life expectancy and broader restorative dental treatment alternatives for missing teeth have resulted in an increasing request of bone regeneration/augmentation procedures not only in healthy patients, but also in elderly and medically compromised ones. This is also combined with a growing demand for short implant loading protocols and for optimal aesthetic results. In order to meet these new dental needs, personalized treatment strategies tailored on each individual's characteristics and healing profile are warranted...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
Romina Brignardello-Petersen
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January 29, 2018: Journal of the American Dental Association
Eduardo Anitua, Carlos Flores, Javier Flores, Mohammad Hamdan Alkhraisat
PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective clinical study was to assess the influence of immediate loading and lengths of splinted implants on the clinical effectiveness of 6.5-mm-long implants supporting two-implant fixed prostheses in the premolar-molar regions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A clinical database was reviewed in a private dental center to select those patients who had 6.5-mm-long implants placed to support two-implant fixed partial prostheses in the premolar-molar regions of the maxilla and the mandible...
January 28, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Amir Reza Rokn, Abbasali Keshtkar, Abbas Monzavi, Kazem Hashemi, Tahereh Bitaraf
BACKGROUND: Short dental implants have been proposed as a simpler, cheaper, and faster alternative for the rehabilitation of atrophic edentulous areas to avoid the disadvantages of surgical techniques for increasing bone volume. OBJECTIVE: This review will compare short implants (4 to 8 mm) to standard implants (larger than 8 mm) in edentulous jaws, evaluating on the basis of marginal bone loss (MBL), survival rate, complications, and prosthesis failure. METHODS: We will electronically search for randomized controlled trials comparing short dental implants to standard dental implants in the following databases: PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, Scopus, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and ClinicalTrials...
January 18, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
Kostas Zygogiannis, Irene Ha Aartman, Daniel Wismeijer
PURPOSE: The aim of this 1-year randomized trial was to determine the stability and the magnitude of the effect of converting patients' conventional mandibular dentures to implant overdentures (IODs) on their satisfaction and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). The IODs were retained either with two immediately loaded interconnected standard-diameter implants or with four immediately loaded mini dental implants (MDIs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty completely edentulous subjects complaining about insufficient retention of their mandibular dentures were randomly assigned to two groups; 25 patients received IODs retained with four MDIs and 25 patients received IODs retained with two standard-sized tissue level (STL) interconnected implants...
January 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Oğuz Buhara, Salahi Pehlivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop a probabilistic estimation of the strength of risk factors associated with early dental implant failure and rank them by importance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed on PubMed, Web of Knowledge, Scopus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and grey literature up to April 2017. A total of 368 records were identified. Following the removal of duplicate and irrelevant records, 56 were screened...
January 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Todd R Schoenbaum, Richard G Stevenson, Eric Balinghasay
Clinicians commonly contend that the screw-retained, implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis (FDP) should be fabricated with all nonengaging abutments to allow for the inherent nonparallelism of the implants and the inability of the abutment connections to draw together during insertion and removal. The problem with a fully nonengaging FDP is difficulty in handling and more strain on the abutment screws, ultimately leading to increased rates of breakage and loosening. The hemi-engaging FDP design regains much of the advantage afforded by the internal connection and improves prosthetic handing both clinically and in the laboratory...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Soheil Bechara, Tatjana Nimčenko, Ričardas Kubilius
OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy of short (6 mm) implants with a novel macrostructure and thread design placed in a compromised bone situations of edentulous posterior regions of maxilla (3-4 mm of bone height under sinus floor) as compared to results of clinical situations treated with simultaneous maxillary sinus grafting and placement of long (≥10 mm) implants of the same company. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical cases of conducted clinical study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with compromised bone height in edentulous posterior regions of maxilla were randomly divided into two groups...
2017: Stomatologija
Babak Najafi, Parisa Kheirieh, Alireza Torabi, Emil G Cappetta, Ahmad Najafi, Surendra M Singh
Given the popularity of dental implants, determining their prognosis is an integral component of dental practice. An accurate prognosis is crucial to development of an appropriate treatment plan and may require alterations as overall status or the status of implants or natural teeth change. The importance of an established set of factors for determining implant prognosis would be highlighted in dentist-patient communication and in interdisciplinary collaboration. The main objective of the proposed prognostication system is short- and long-term success of dental implants...
January 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
Marc L Nevins, Laureen Langer, Peter Schupbach
Interest has recently developed in the purposeful retention of root fragments with their periodontal apparatus to support bone and soft tissue at immediate implant sites in the esthetic zone. This methodology is designed to avoid bone grafting, connective tissue grafts, and the use of membranes and may have short-term benefits in terms of tissue preservation. However, it is not completely without long-term risks. At times, implants may be unintentionally placed into edentulous sites where root fragments remain...
January 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
Giorgio Gastaldi, Pietro Felice, Roberto Pistilli, Carlo Barausse, Anna Trullenque-Eriksson, Marco Esposito
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of short (5 or 6 mm long) dental implants vs 10 mm or longer implants placed in crestally lifted sinuses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty partially edentulous patients with 5 to 7 mm of residual crestal height and at least 7 mm thickness below the maxillary sinuses as measured on computed tomography scans were randomised according to a parallel group design to receive either one to two 5 or 6 mm long implants (10 patients) or 10 mm long implants (10 patients) after crestal sinus lifting and grafting with anorganic bovine bone...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
Raissa Micaella Marcello-Machado, Fernanda Faot, Alessandra Julie Schuster, Amália Machado Bielemann, Gustavo Giacomelli Nascimento, Altair Antoninha Del Bel Cury
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this prospective clinical study was to evaluate the masticatory function (MF) and subjective perception of patients with poor denture-bearing tissue in relation to change and the time required to identify an improvement in these parameters after rehabilitation with mandibular overdentures (MO) by two narrow-diameter two-piece implants. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-three edentulous patients were selected for MO installation. The masticatory function (MF) was evaluated with the masticatory performance (MP) and swallowing threshold (ST) tests...
February 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
Rafael S de Molon, Frederico S Lages, Carolina P Rivera, Ana P de Souza Faloni, Rogerio Margonar, Thallita P Queiroz
AIM: The aim of this nonrandomized controlled preliminary clinical trial was to compare treatment using short and conventional implants in the posterior region of the mandible after prosthesis installation by means of clinical, resonance frequency, and radiographic analyses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 10 patients with 40 dental implants already installed were included in this study. Four implants were installed for each subject, in which the length of the implants (short and conventional) was distributed according to the reminiscent alveolar bone in the left and right side of the mandible...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
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