Thomas Bayerlein

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Tooth loss, which interrupts the biocybernetic feedback circuit of the masticatory system, changes the structures of the jaw bone: such changes are termed "inactivity atrophy". The mandible is subject to vertical atrophy and the maxilla is primarily subject to horizontal atrophy. The mandible possesses more compact bone, the maxilla more spongy; the(More)
Premature loss of dental implants is due, apart from mechanical factors, to germrelated inflammation. Gaps and hollow spaces within the implant system, for example the gap between implant and abutment in the two-part implant system, may provide a bacterial reservoir causing or maintaining inflammation. The bacterial spectrum involved is similar to that(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to investigate by MRI examination the degree of deviation of the cartilaginous septum in relation to cleft size in patients with cleft lip, alveolus and palate. MATERIAL AND METHODS Six children with cleft lip, alveolus and palate at age 5-20 days were examined with a 1.0 Tesla scanner using a head coil. The following(More)
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