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New approach towards mini dental implants and small-diameter implants: an option for long-term prostheses 2012 Gleiznys, Etal

"Implants with SMALL DIAMETERS are one of the MAJOR ADVANCEMENTS in DENTAL HISTORY; they can be USED SUCCESSFULLY in a VARIETY of clinical situations."

How Successful are Small Diameter Implants:2012
A Literature Review (1993-2011).

Keyvan Sohrabi, Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology,
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA,
Clin. Oral Impl. Res. 0, 2012
"Survival rates reported for SDI are SIMILAR to those reported for STANDARD width implants.
SDIs could be considered for use with FIXED restorations and mandibular overdentures, since their SUCCESS RATE appears to be COMPARABLE to that of REGULAR diameter implants.
They might also be an EFFICIENT,LOW-COST SOLUTION for elders who wish to reduce problems with denture instability.

Mini Dental Implants: A Retrospective Analysis of 5640 Implants Placed Over a 12-Year Period 2012

Todd Ellis Shatkin, DDS; and Christopher Anthony Petrotto
Compendium , Volume 33,Special Issue 3. September 2012
"The high rates of success show that mini dental implants are suitable for use in supporting FIXED and removable prosthetics."

The Advantages of Minimally Invasive Dentistry :2005

Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

Dr Gordon Christensen
J Am Dent Assoc,Vol 136,No. 11, 1563-1565

"Miniature implants versus standard-size implants
Placement of these SMALL-diameter implants in MULTIPLES should be considered for optimum resistance and retention of FIXED or removable prostheses. "

The 'mini'-implant has arrived: 2006

Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD JA
DA, Vol. 137 2006
"In my opinion, I find MORE indications for narrow-diameter implants (≈ 1.8 mm) than for STANDARD- diameter implants (≈3.75 mm)."

Bone augmentation procedures in implant dentistry.

Review article
Chiapasco M, et al. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2009
"Every surgical procedure presents advantages and disadvantages. Priority should be given to those procedures which are simpler and less invasive, involve less risk of complications, and reach their goals within the shortest time frame. "