Treatment of the atrophic mandible with short implants
- Radiographic 3D digital planning
- The importance of a well-fitting prosthesis for digital planning
- The relative benefit of tilted implants when the mental foramen is very close to the crest
- Considerations for short dental implants
- Four vs six implants in the severely atrophic mandible
- Avoid complications and injury to the inferior alveolar nerve
In this exciting clinical case, Dr. Dawood presents the various treatment options for a patient with less than 5mm of vertical height in several places. Dr. Dawood determines his treatment approach using meticulous prosthetic and radiographic planning and by counting implant threads and not implants. Learn how to avoid inferior alveolar nerve injury and obtain anchorage, two of the most important goals when treating the severely atrophic mandible. Participate in the poll to consider which treatment option you have chosen to treat this same case and join the interesting panel discussion that follows.
View previous episodes of the series, Immediate Function and the Benefit for Patients, moderated by Paulo Malo with presentations and expert panel discussion by Ana Ferro, Glen Liddelow, Enrico Agliardi, Andrew Dawood and Ruben Davo.
Episode 1: Patient with an edentulous maxilla and medium bone density by Ana Ferro
Episode 2: An immediate fixed solution for an elderly patient with an edentulous mandible
by Glen Liddelow