Implant Design: Short Implants

Chun Teh Lee, Chin Wei Jeff Wang, Rainier A. Urdaneta, Sung Kiang Chuang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter presents an overview of clinical cases, accompanied by academic commentary, that question and educate the reader about essential topics in implant dentistry, encompassing diagnosis, surgical site preparation and placement, restoration, and maintenance of dental implants. It discusses the concept of regular platform implants and explains the prosthodontic options for regular platform implants. It talks about loading protocols options for regular platform implants and the advantages of guided surgery. The chapter explains the difference between the terms wide-diameter and wide-platform/wideneck implant and the advantages and disadvantages of wide-platform/wide-neck implants for molar replacement. It reviews important criteria for implant selection in regard to diameter and platform. The case special surfaces explains how implant surface modifications impact healing and osseointegration and the structure of Trabecular Metal material (TM) and the process of osseoincorporation. The chapter explores the role of reduced-diameter implants in implant dentistry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Cases in Implant Dentistry
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781119312703
ISBN (Print)9781118702147
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical cases
  • Implant dentistry
  • Implant design
  • Narrow-diameter implant
  • Osseoincorporation
  • Prosthodontic options
  • Special surfaces
  • Surgical site preparation
  • Trabecular Metal material
  • Wide-platform/wideneck implant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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