Maxillary implants and the growing patient.

  title={Maxillary implants and the growing patient.},
  author={Larry J. Oesterle and Robert J Cronin and Don M Ranly},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  volume={8 4},
Maxillary skeletal and dental growth results in dramatic changes in all three dimensions during active growth. Experimental evidence and the behavior of ankylosed teeth suggest that an osseointegrated object remains stationary in the bone surrounding it and does not move or adapt to bone remodeling. Growth changes may result in the burying or loss of implants depending on the placement site. Hence, implants placed in the early mixed dentition have a poor prognosis of continued usefulness… CONTINUE READING