Small Diameter Restorative Space
Posted on 08.20.2009 01:21 PM By In Patient/Consumer Inquiries
Quick question if you don't mind. Is there a small diameter (less than 3.5 mm) two piece implant that you like/trust?
I have a case that requires implants # 07 and # 10. Comprehensive ortho tx has been completed leaving spaces where placing 3.5 mm fixtures is just too tight. No further ortho correction is possible as per cosmesis and inter-arch relationships/occlusion.
Bone quality is good, B-P bone quantity is adequate, vertical osseous dimension allows for placement of 10 - 13 mm length fixtures. occlusion is atraumatic.
It is just very tight M-D (approx 5 - 5.5 mm).
A one piece fixture without angulation modification potential won't do well here. And, this is a high exposure, esthetic zone case. C+B not an alternative.
Any thoughts on a narrow two piece implant system in a case like this?