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In selected sites, short, rough-surfaced dental implants are as successful as long dental implants

Ben Balevi B.Eng, D.D.S., Dip EBHC(Oxford), M.Sc. .


Systematic Review Conclusion

Evidence suggests that short (< 10 millimeters), rough-surfaced dental implants will osseointegrate successfully.

Critical Summary Assessment

Although this review is limited to observational studies, growing evidence suggests that short, rough-surfaced dental implants may obviate the need for invasive bone augmentation procedures.

Evidence Quality Rating

Good Evidence

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

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019