Success of short implants in patients who are partially edentulous Critical Summary Prepared by: Sarah Gray DDS, MS 

A Critical Summary of:

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

Telleman, G., Raghoebar, G. M., Vissink, A., den Hartog, L., Huddleston Slater, J. J., Meijer, H. J.. Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 2011;38(7):667-76

Published Date: 1/3/2013

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at :-


  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    Short implants (< 10 millimeters) can be used successfully in patients who are partially edentulous. Greater survival rates are associated with implants in the mandible, with implants in patients who are nonsmokers and with implants of at least 6 mm in length.

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    The survival rate of short implants in partially edentulous patients is similar to that of standard implants, with two-year survival rates generally increasing with implant length and being greater for implants placed in the mandible.

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