Are There Alternatives to Invasive Site Development for Dental Implants? Part II

Vaughan J. Hoefler, Mohanad Al-Sabbagh

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    Abstract

    Despite improvements in bone preservation following tooth extraction, edentulous sites are often deficient in bone volume for conventional dental implant therapy. Missing bone volume is often recaptured by surgery and grafting. This article discusses noninvasive alternatives to bone grafting. Part I of this topic discussed the use of short and narrow diameter implants. Part II discusses three additional alternatives: the use of tilted implants, the use of four or fewer tilted and axially-loaded implants to support a full-arch fixed-dental-prosthesis (FAFDP), and the use of zygomatic implants to restore the severely-atrophic edentulous maxillae lacking adequate bone for conventional treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)489-498
    Number of pages10
    JournalDental Clinics of North America
    Volume63
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 2019

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    Publisher Copyright:
    © 2019 Elsevier Inc.

    Keywords

    • All-on-4
    • Atrophic ridge
    • Site development
    • Tilted implant
    • Zygomatic implant

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Dentistry

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