Dental implants: Short or standard for single-crown restoration in posterior jaw?


This review comparing whether implant supported crowns on short or standard implants have similar clinical outcomes in the posterior alveolar bone included 5 RCTs. the findings suggested no differences at one year but that shorter implants performed less well at 5 years.

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Study finds no evidence that replacing missing posterior teeth with removable dental prosthesis decreases risk of TMD pain in patients with shortened dental arches


Over the last few days we have been looking at various outcomes from a multicenter trial that compared the outcomes for two different treatment options for the shortened dental arch. The aim of this analysis was to assess the impact of missing posterior support on the risk for temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain. As outlined previously [read the full story…]