Mini dental implants for long-term fixed and removable prosthetics: a retrospective analysis of 2514 implants placed over a five-year period.

@article{Shatkin2007MiniDI,
  title={Mini dental implants for long-term fixed and removable prosthetics: a retrospective analysis of 2514 implants placed over a five-year period.},
  author={Todd Ellis Shatkin and Samuel Shatkin and Benjamin D. Oppenheimer and Adam J. Oppenheimer},
  journal={Compendium of continuing education in dentistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={92-9; quiz 100-1}
}
Over the past decade, endosseous implants of increasingly smaller diameters have been introduced into the field of dentistry. Small diameter implants (SDIs) are generally 2.75 mm to 3.3 mm in diameter. They are frequently used in cases of limited alveolar anatomy Mini dental implants (MDIs) are smaller than their SDI counterparts, with diameters ranging from 1.8 mm to 2.4 mm. They are suitable for long-term use-a task for which the device was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The… CONTINUE READING

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