The subgingival microbial flora associated with human dental implants.

@article{Rams1984TheSM,
  title={The subgingival microbial flora associated with human dental implants.},
  author={Thomas E. Rams and Thomas Wesley Roberts and Howard J. Tatum and Paul H. Keyes},
  journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry},
  year={1984},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={
          529-34
        }
}
I n recent years the microbial colonization on different surfaces in the oral cavity has been studied by oral microbiologists. Resident bacterial populations have been examined from the buccal mucosa,’ the tongue,2 enamel,3 cemental root surfaces,4 epoxy resin crowns,s overhanging amalgam restorations,6 and surfaces of dentures? However, none of the studies has involved surfaces of dental implants, despite their wide use over the past 15 years for the replacement of teethin edentulous spores… CONTINUE READING
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