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Mini Implants -A Review

Balasubramanian R, Lakshmi Sree S

Keywords : mini-implants, narrow diameter implants, small diameter implants

Citation Information : R B, S LS. Mini Implants -A Review. 2012; 2 (1):23-27.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-2-1-23

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Abstract

A common condition in elderly patients is edentulism, which can be the result of many factors such as systemic disorders, poor oral hygiene, dental caries and periodontal disease. The edentulous condition has been shown to have a negative impact on the oral-health related quality oflife. Over the past 2 decades, oral implants which are widely used in the replacement of missing teeth (partial/complete) provide optimum satisfaction and improved quality of life for the patients. However, the determinant factors in the success rate of implants are the quality and quantity of available bone. Mini-implants are nowadays used as an alternative to conventional implants in areas with compromised bone. This review focuses on the role of mini-implants in the rehabilitation of edentulous patients.


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