Rehabilitation of the atrophic mandible: bone augmentation versus short implants
Short dental implants are used as an alternative to longer implants in purposely augmented bone to support fixed prostheses in the rehabilitation of patients with atrophic jaws. There are a few clinical studies comparing the effectiveness of dental prostheses supported by short implants with those supported by longer implants placed in augmented bone. Results of these trials having follow-ups up to 5-year post-loading, suggest that short implants can be a good alternative to augmentation procedures, especially in posterior mandibles. The aim of this lecture is to compare and evaluate the outcome of short implants (up to 4 mm) placed in atrophic bone, with implants of standard lengths placed in augmented bone.
Curriculum Vitae Dr. Pietro Felice(extract)
Dr Pietro Felicegraduated in Dentistry and subsequently in Medicine at the University of Bologna. He completed his research doctorate in Dermatological, Maxillofacial and Plastic Reconstructive Sciences. He is currently Assistant Professor of Dental Sciences at Bologna University lecturing in Implant Surgery in the Degree Course in Dentistry and Dental Prostheses. He is also a lecturer in the Master Course on Oral Surgery and Implantology. DrFelicehas published many articles in international peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial board of specialist international journals and on the Cochrane Collaboration. He is a member of leading Italian and international associations of implantologyand dental surgery.