Short implants ( 8 mm) in conjunction with maxillary sinus floor augmentation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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  • H. B. Nielsen, Aalborg Universitetshospital
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  • S. Schou, Københavns Universitet
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  • F. Isidor
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  • A. E. Christensen, Aalborg Universitetshospital, Danmark
  • T. Starch-Jensen, Aalborg Universitetshospital, Danmark

The objective was to test the hypothesis of no difference in the treatment outcome after the installation of short implants (8 mm) in conjunction with maxillary sinus floor augmentation (MSFA) using the lateral window technique, after an observation period of >= 3 years. A search of the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases, in combination with a hand-search of relevant journals, was conducted. The search yielded 1102 titles. Finally, three studies that fulfilled the inclusion criteria were included. All were considered to have a low risk of bias. Meta-analyses revealed no significant differences in implant survival or peri-implant marginal bone loss between the two treatment modalities. However, the use of standard length implants in conjunction with MSFA was characterized by a tendency towards more peri-implant marginal bone loss. There was no statistically significant difference between the two treatment modalities with regard to overall patient satisfaction. Short implants seem to be a suitable alternative to standard length implants in conjunction with MSFA. However, further randomized controlled trials with larger patient samples and an observation period of more than 3 years are needed before one treatment modality might be considered superior to the other.

TidsskriftInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sider (fra-til)239-249
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2019

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