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Treatment guidelines

Implant design and implant selection, posterior zone

Key points

  • Short and tilted implants can avoid bone grafting.
  • In the posterior maxilla, if the residual alveolar bone height is 3 to 6 mm, a transcrestal approach and placing 8 mm implants may lead to less complications than a lateral window approach.
  • Wide-diameter implants (≥ 5 mm) offer a greater surface area and better primary stability in case of post-extractive implants, replaced implants, and poor bone density.

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Achieving your intended outcome with endosseous implant therapy requires careful planning and execution of both the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of treatment. Seamless integration of these two phases of care is vital. Attaining your final treatment outcome typically is based on a number of factors: a comprehensive evaluation of the patient, obtaining the required records, a thorough understanding of the possibilities and limitations inherent in both the surgical and prosthodontic phases of different treatment options, developing and communicating a definitive treatment plan to the patient, and patient acceptance of that treatment plan.
eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Typically, the ongoing process of integration of an oral implant is characterized by a series of clinical outcomes based on the concepts of engineering statics and dynamics combined with developments in implant surface technologies with adherence to accepted prosthodontic principles. The clinical criteria used to establish a prognosis for a dental implant typically involved a lack of signs and symptoms of pathology, a lack of mobility and a radiographic assessment of the implant-bone interface.


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