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Volume 6 , Issue 2
Summer 1991

Pages 147-153

Dental Implants Retrieved From Humans: A Diagnostic Light Microscopic Review of the Findings in Seven Cases of Failure

David E. Steflik, MS, EdD/Ralph V. McKinney, DDS, PhD/Allen L. Sisk, DDS/ Gregory R. Parr, DDS/Brenda L. Marshall, BA

PMID: 1809669

With the increased use of dental implant systems, an increase in the number of implants removed from patients has also been observed. This investigation attempted to elucidate some underlying causal determinants of implant failure employing light microscopic analyses. Valuable data can be obtained from implants retrieved from patients. Implant success is predicated on proper patient selection and treatment planning, careful surgical procedures, careful prosthodontic management, and continued oral hygiene maintenance.(INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1991;6:147-153.)

Key words: diagnosis, inflammatory response, light microscopy, retrieved dental implants, support system

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