Abstract
 
 

ABSTRACT

CASE FOR SMALL DIAMETER IMPLANTS

Previous work in the dental literature has discussed occlusal over load of dental implants in function.1 Thus larger diameter implants have been advocated. However, there are other considerations that may come into play that affect the longevity of an implant. The major parameters are: Displacement of the implant, overload and percutaneous circumference. It may be that large implant displacement interferes with bone remodeling.2,3 Percutaneous circumference may put larger diameter implants at risk for peri-implantitis.2,4

 
 
 


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