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Volume 3 , Issue 1
Spring 1988

Pages 57-58

In Vivo Fracture of the Tricalcium Phosphate Coating From the Titanium Body of an Osseointegrating-Type Dental Implant: A Case Report

Marion J. Edge, DMD, MS

PMID: 3250935

The tricalcium phosphate coating on a titanium dental implant fractured in vivo during restorative procedures. Two identical implants were placed at the same visit; one achieved osseointegration and the other failed when, during operator manipulation, the titanium body separated leaving its coating material integrated with the bone. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1988;3:57-58.)

Key words: implant, osseointegration, phosphate, titanium, tricalcium

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