Survival of Short Implants is Improved With Greater Implant Length, Placement in the Mandible Compared With the Maxilla, and in Nonsmokers

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Abstract

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

A systematic review of the prognosis of short (<10 mm) dental implants placed in the partially edentulous patient.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Telleman G, Raghoebar GM, Vissink A, den Hartog L, Huddleston Slater JJR, Meijer HJA.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

J Clin Periodontol 2011;38:667–76.

Reviewer

Alan B. Carr, DMD, MS

Purpose/Question

What is the 2-year estimated implant survival rate of short (<10 mm) dental implants installed in partially edentulous patients?

Source of Funding

Information not available

Type of Study/Design

Systematic review with meta-analysis of data

Level of Evidence

Level 1: Good quality, patient-oriented evidence

Strength of Recommendation Grade

Grade B: Inconsistent or limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence

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