Physiology of osseous and fibrous integration.

W. E. Roberts, L. P. Garetto

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalThe Alpha omegan
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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    Roberts, W. E., & Garetto, L. P. (1992). Physiology of osseous and fibrous integration. The Alpha omegan, 85(4), 57-60.