Short Implants in Posterior Maxilla in Elderly Patients: A Case Series

  • David Buntoro Kamadjaja
Keywords: reduced bone dimension, posterior maxilla, short implant, primary stability, implant diameter


Placement of dental implants in reduced bone in the posterior maxilla requires maxillary sinus floor elevation. However, in elderly patients this is to be avoided. A case series on the successful placement of multiple short implants in posterior maxilla and splinted crown restorations in elderly patients was presented. Long term follow up revealed survival of the implants. Short implant is a suitable treatment option for elderly patients.