Clinical Utility of Short Dental Implants
Readily identifying situations in which short dental implants are appropriate will set realistic clinical expectations and improve long-term surgical and prosthetic outcomes.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Provide a general definition of short and extra short dental implants, as well as potential clinical benefits of these appliances.
- Discuss clinical applications for short and extra short implants.
- Explain survival rates for extra short implants, as well as the potential affect of bone levels in patients with short implants compared to longer implants.
This course was issued in June 2021 and expires June 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.