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Treatment guidelines

Hard tissue management - mandible

Key points

  • Tooth extraction is followed by atrophy of the hard and adjacent soft tissues
  • Insufficient amount of bone requires augmentation procedures
  • Bone or different bone substitute materials can be used for augmentation procedures

Additional resources



David Nisand: Short implants for limited bone volume

The rehabilitation of the resorbed jaw remains a surgical and prosthetic challenge. This may involve the modification of the bone to allow for placement of dental implants, or alternatively the use of short implants. EAO consensus defines short implants as implants with an intrabon

Anterior implants
Posterior implants
Implants in compromised sites


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