Highly atrophic jaws continue to pose a great challenge in implant dentistry. There are still no definite solutions for rehabilitating these cases, since there is no general consensus regarding treatment.
“Highly atrophic jaws continue to pose a great challenge in implant dentistry. “
The chairs outlined several questions which would be addressed in the following presentations and discussion:
- in which cases should we decide to regenerate, and in which ones should we use short or narrow-diameter implants?
- what surgical techniques are available for reconstructing atrophic ridges?
- what is the longevity of short implants versus that of vertical augmentation?
- what is the minimum amount of bone needed to place a narrow-diameter implant?
- what is the maximum depth at which we can place a short implant between natural teeth?
- what is the scientific evidence supporting the answers to these questions?