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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 40 (2020), No. 4     30. June 2020
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 40 (2020), No. 4  (30.06.2020)

Page 549-559, doi:10.11607/prd.4157, PubMed:32559036


Minimally Invasive Fixed Rehabilitation of a Totally Edentulous Severely Atrophic Mandible with 4-mm Ultrashort Immediately Loaded Implants: A Case Report
Pistilli, Roberto / Barausse, Carlo / Gasparro, Roberta / Berti, Cesare / Felice, Pietro
This case report describes the minimally invasive full fixed rehabilitation of a totally edentulous severely atrophic mandible. The patient refused to undergo any other treatment, from the reconstructive surgery to the removable prosthesis, and asked for a fixed minimally invasive solution in the shortest possible time. Considering that the posterior mandibular bone was inadequate in height and that the interforaminal bone was only 4.3 to 5 mm in height, the patient received four 4-mm-ultrashort implants in the interforaminal area that were immediately loaded. Within all the limitations of this case report this procedure in this specific case appears successful through 2 years of loading.