Short Dental Implants
The use of short dental implants has proven achievable in patients who are apprehensive about undergoing augmentation procedures. Several studies have shown that the use of short dental implants is easier to insert into the patient’s posterior (back) regions of the mouth, and a simpler placement method.
The evidence indicates that given the complicated nature of grafting and bone augmentation and success rates seem to be similar as with simpler procedures.
Therefore, according to Chiapasco et al 2009 systemic review “the priority should be given to simpler procedures”.