The influence of functional use of endosseous dental implants on the tissue-implant interface. II. Clinical aspects.

Functional and non-functional endosseous dental implants were clinically compared in beagle mandibles for up to one year post-operatively. Differing biomechanical conditions led to clinical differences between functional and non-functional implants. Typical clinical tests, however, did not always reveal detailed histological differences between implant… CONTINUE READING