Dr. NIZAM was graduated in 2003 from Ege University, İzmir, Turkey and received his PhD degree in 2009 from the same university. He got the Associate Professor position in 2014. His main interests are periodontal plastic surgical interventions, soft and hard tissue augmentation techniques around teeth and implants, and implant treatment strategies in the aesthetic zone. He has published over 30 papers in well-respected scientific journals. He continues his clinical practice and scientific research in the Department of Periodontology in the same university.

Short implants in the treatment of advanced cases

Intraosseous dental implants are often the preferred treatment choice to rehabilitate patients with tooth loss. Significant loss of hard tissues following tooth extraction may prevent placement of standard dental implants. In these circumstances, advanced surgical procedures such as sinus floor elevation and vertical ridge augmentation may be required to increase the hard tissue volume. These techniques require a high-level of surgical skill and experience and pose risk for complications such as sinus perforation, oro-antral fistula, edema and hematoma formation, acute/chronic infection, nerve damage etc. Therefore, such procedures are generally avoided in daily private dental practice. Short implants may be good alternatives since these complications may be overcome by simplifying the surgical procedures and decreasing the total treatment time. In this presentation current knowledge of short implants will be discussed and utilization of short implants in complicated cases will be demonstrated.