The role of implants in orthodontics.


The work of Branemark in the 1960s on osseo-integrated implants is well known. His definition of ‘a direct contact between living bone and an implant, on the light microscope level describes the objective of osseo-integration, but the essence of its clinical success is the reliability of long-term implant fixation, even in the presence of functional loading. This has been supported by many studies, including a meta-analysis which reported a 90 per cent success rate for osseo-integrated implants.

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@article{Ismail2002TheRO, title={The role of implants in orthodontics.}, author={Shamique F H Ismail and Ama S. Johal}, journal={Journal of orthodontics}, year={2002}, volume={29 3}, pages={239-45} }