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Treatment guidelines

Implant design and implant selection

Key points

  • In the event of limited mesiodistal width (lateral upper incisors, lower central incisors, [≤ 6 mm]), smaller-diameter implants (≤ 3.5 mm) are recommended.
  • In the event of poor bone quality bone (D3-D4), longer implants are recommended when an immediate loading procedure is planned.
  • Platform switching implants with a conical implant-abutment connection provides better results in terms of horizontal and vertical crestal bone loss, compared with flat to flat, matched implant-abutment configuration.

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
A large number of dental and orthopedic implants are produced commercially from various forms of medical grade titanium. Titanium’s biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, relatively light weight, low density, low elastic modulus and high tensile strength make titanium-based materials attractive for use in dentistry. Presently there are six different types of titanium materials used to fabricate dental implants: four types of commercially pure titanium (cpTi) and two titanium alloys, each with distinct physical and mechanical properties.


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