Rigid and non-rigid connections between implants and teeth: biological and technical complications.

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Mark-Steven Howe assesses a systematic review looking at the impact of rigid and non-rigid connectors between natural teeth and implants on the biological, functional and/or the prosthetic complication rates. Ten mainly retrospective studies were included providing limited evidence that needs to be interpreted cautiously.

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Short dental implants show similar outcomes to standard implants in short term

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13 studies (10 RCTs, 3 prospective) were included in this review comparing the outcomes of short and standard dental implants. No difference were seen in studies lasting up to 5 years.

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