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Volume 3 , Issue 2
Summer 1988

Pages 109-122

Evolution of the Vent-Plant Osseointegrated Compatible Implant System

Leonard I. Linkow, DDS Anthony W. Rinaldi, DMD

PMID: 3075193

The evolution of cylindrical endosseous dental implants is outlined. Clinical verification, indications, contraindications, and other considerations in the use and possible abuse of cylindrical implants are discussed. Biological, biomechanical, and biomaterial refinements, as well as the functional and esthetic features of the current Vent-Plant Osseointegrated Compatible Implant System, are described. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1988;3:109-122.)

Key words: aluminum, bone like microstructure, cylindrical endosseous implant, ion beam sputtering, osseointegration, Osseolock, plasma spray, Resilient Abutment Cylinder, Robutment, semisubmerged, self-tapping screw, titanium, Vent-Plant

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