Mini-implants to reconstruct missing teeth in severe ridge deficiency and small interdental space: A 5-year case series

Ziv Mazor, Marius Steigmann, Roy Leshem, Micahel Peleg

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Abstract

Two of the major obstacles for dental implant placement to replace missing teeth are the lack of adequate bone width and interdental space. Overcoming these limitations requires bone augmentation procedures that transform the deficient ridge into a ridge that is capable of receiving conventional tooth-form implants. In the case of inadequate interdental space, orthodontic tooth movement is advocated before implantation. Using narrow-diameter mini-implants allows the clinician to overcome both of these obstacles without the need for additional grafting procedures or orthodontic tooth movement. The mini-implants are immediately loaded and restored so as to enable the patient to have satisfactory mastication and aesthetic appearance. A 5-year follow up of 32 implants demonstrates the benefit of this treatment modality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-341
Number of pages6
JournalImplant dentistry
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Augmentation procedures
  • Dental implants
  • Narrow ridge
  • Orthodontic tooth movement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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