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Volume 5 , Issue 2
Summer 1990

Pages 127-134

Histometric and Ultrastructural Studies of Tissues Surrounding Astra Dental Implants in Dogs

Kristina Arvidson, LDS, Odont Dr/Hans Bystedt, LDS, Odont Dr/Ingvar Ericsson, LDS, Odont Dr

PMID: 2133337

Twenty-four Astra titanium dental implants were inserted bilaterally, three on each side, into the mandibles of four dogs to study mucosal and bone-implant junctions. After a healing period of 6 months, the dogs were sacrificed and bone sections with implants were removed and processed for histologic evaluation. All implants were stable, and radiographs disclosed complete bone healing. The surrounding mucosa closely resembled that surrounding natural teeth. Histometric analysis of the alveolar bone revealed that, on average, 61.3% of the implant surface interface was integrated in the bone at the light-microscopic level. ( INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1990;5:127-134.)

Key words: dog, histomorphometry, implantology, light microscopy, mandible, osseointegration, screw implants, transmission electron microscopy

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