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Treatment guidelines

Implant position (posterior zone)

Key points

  • Mesio distal space (interdental space): 7mm (-> 1 implant), 12 mm (-> 2 implants).
  • Bucco-palatal space: 6mm (regular implant: Ø 4mm).
  • Distance from adjacent teeth: ≥1.5mm.
  • Inter-implant space: 3mm.
  • Inter-maxillary (occlusal) space: >10mm.
  • Anatomical considerations: maxillary sinus, inferior alveolar nerve, mental nerve, lingual concavity (mandible).
  • Alternatives: removable partial denture, resin-bonded fixed prosthesis, fixed partial denture.

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.


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