Author(s): Bulard RA
In recent years, the interest and use of small diameter implants have increased considerably. The probable reasons are the clinical credibility in long term use and its minimally invasive placement protocol. Victor Sendax, a conceptualist and developer of small diameter implants, had identified three patients groups in the 1980’s on which the mini implants offered invaluable performances: for medically, financially, and anatomically compromised patients. This paper outlines the clinical experience conducted among 28 patients during a follow-up period of four years. This group is heterogeneous in age, concurrent in systemic conditions and represents the type of a private practice patient whose treatments selected have followed the proposed guidelines for the rational use of small diameter implants.