Implant treatment in patients with osteoporosis.

  title={Implant treatment in patients with osteoporosis.},
  author={Ana Mellado-Valero and Juan Carlos Ferrer-Garc{\'i}a and Javier Calvo-Catal{\'a} and Carlos Labaig-Rueda},
  journal={Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal},
  volume={15 1},
Osteoporosis is very common, particularly in post-menopausal women and is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and strength. Osteoporosis also affects the jawbone and it is considered a potential contraindication to placement of dental implants. The present paper reviews the literature regarding the effect of osteoporosis on osseointegration of implants. Experimental models have shown that osteoporosis affects the process of osseointegration, which can be reversed by treatment. However… CONTINUE READING


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