A retrospective evaluation of the survival rates of splinted and non-splinted short dental implants in posterior partially edentulous jaws.


BACKGROUND The aim of the present study is to evaluate the survival rate and bone loss around short implants (≤10 mm) supporting splinted or non-splinted posterior prostheses during a follow-up period of 3 to 16 years. METHODS A total of 453 implants from 198 patients was divided into splinted or non-splinted groups. Implant survival rate was calculated… (More)
DOI: 10.1902/jop.2013.130193