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Volume 3 , Issue 4
Winter 1988

Pages 281-286

The Ability of Currently Available Stress-Breaking Elements for Osseointegrated Implants to Imitate Natural Tooth Mobility

Werner Lill, MD, DMD/ Michael Matejka, MD, DMD/ Katharina Rambousek, MD, DMD/ Georg Watzek, MD, DMD

PMID: 3075968

Investigations were reviewed to show whether currently available systems (intramobile elements or specially designed suprastructures) had adequate deformability to provide osseointegrated implants with an elasticity imitating the mobility of natural teeth. While the systems tested showed variable deformability, none of them fully met the requirements. This may well explain the funnel-shaped bone resorptions seen in peri implant cortical bone. ( INT ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1988;3:281 286.)

Key words: osseointegrated implants, stress-breaking systems, tooth mobility

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