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Success of Short- Versus Long- Dental Implants in the Bicuspid Area: A Retrospective Study

Al-Kalifa, Eyad (2013) Success of Short- Versus Long- Dental Implants in the Bicuspid Area: A Retrospective Study. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The placement and restoration of endosseous dental implants have become routine dental procedures that offer high success rates when suitable planning and protocols are followed. Anatomical considerations may exist, in the posterior region of both mandible and maxilla, that pose limitations, such as the position of the inferior alveolar nerve and the sinus cavity. Methods to increase vertical height of the posterior mandible or maxilla, such as autogenous bone augmentation, inferior alveolar nerve repositioning and sinus lifting, have shown high levels of morbidity. For patients with inadequate vertical height of the posterior maxilla and mandible, placement of short-length dental implants can be considered.
Prospective clinical trials have found excellent success rates for endosseous root-form dental implants of standard lengths, with success rates and survival rates of up to 98% across numerous studies (Buser 1997; Mangano 2010). Many studies have shown higher failure rates for shorter-length implants; recent reports have shown success rates comparable to longer-length implants (Misch 2006; Renouard 2006).
The purpose of this research is to determine the success rate of short implants placed in premolar regions, using statistical analyses of a retrospective review of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Electronic Health Record [EHR].


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Al-Kalifa, Eyad
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee MemberSeyedain, Ali
Committee MemberPotluri, Anitha
Committee MemberBilonick, Richard A
Thesis AdvisorFamili, Pouranpof@pitt.eduPOF
Date: 8 July 2013
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 3 June 2013
Approval Date: 8 July 2013
Submission Date: 19 June 2013
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 67
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Dental Medicine > Dental Science
Degree: MDS - Master of Dental Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Long implants, short implants, dental implants
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 14:42
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:13


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