Lifelong craniofacial growth and the implications for osseointegrated implants.

  title={Lifelong craniofacial growth and the implications for osseointegrated implants.},
  author={Fereidoun Daftary and Ramin Mahallati and Oded Bahat and Richard M. Sullivan},
  journal={The International journal of oral \& maxillofacial implants},
  volume={28 1},
PURPOSE The sequence of observations presented is intended to alert the dental profession to complications that may occur when teeth and implants co-exist and subtle adult craniofacial growth occurs. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors' observations of partially edentulous implant restorations with more than 20 years of follow-up included some observed changes relative to patients' remaining teeth and jaw structures. These changes, which were not easily explained and appeared to be random… 

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