The adaptation of bone to dental implants by rigid osseous integration is believed by many to be the hallmark of clinical success. However, many implants that are slightly mobile with a fibrous interface also function well in clinical application. Physiologically, why does bone respond by rigidly integrating one implant and producing a fibrous interface with another? The healing mechanism for rigid osseous integration is well known and accepted. Conversely, the development of a fibrous interface is incompletely understood. This article suggests a unified concept of the interrelationship between fibrous and osseous integration.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||The Alpha omegan|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1992|
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