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Volume 23 , Issue 1
January/February 2008

Pages 153157

Peri-implant Bone Loss Caused by Occlusal Overload: Repair of the Peri-implant Defect Following Correction of the Traumatic Occlusion. A Case Report

Georges Tawil, DDS, DScOD

PMID: 18416428

The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the relation between occlusal overload and peri-implant bone loss and the reversal of the situation after removal of the offending forces. The placement of an unstable removable prosthesis on 3 well-integrated implants that had been stable for 9 years caused noticeable bone loss after 6 months. The elimination of the traumatic occlusion reversed the situation, and a remarkable healing of the peri-implant tissue occurred until the pretrauma condition was nearly restored. The condition has been stable for the past 4 years. Int J Oral Maxillofac 2008;23:153157

Key words: occlusal overload, osseointegration, peri-implant bone loss

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