Are short dental implants (<10 mm) effective? a meta-analysis on prospective clinical trials.

@article{Monje2013AreSD,
  title={Are short dental implants (<10 mm) effective? a meta-analysis on prospective clinical trials.},
  author={Alberto Monje and Hsun-Liang Chan and J R Fu and Fernando Su{\'a}rez and Pablo Galindo-Moreno and Hom-Lay Wang},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2013},
  volume={84 7},
  pages={895-904}
}
BACKGROUND This study aims to compare the survival rate of short (<10 mm) and standard (≥10 mm) rough-surface dental implants under functional loading. METHODS An electronic literature search using PubMed and Medline databases was conducted. Prospective clinical human trials, published in English from January 1997 to July 2011, that examined dental implants of <10 mm with a 12-month follow-up were included in this meta-analysis. The following data were retrieved from the included articles… CONTINUE READING
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