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Volume 11 , Issue 4
July/August 1996

Pages 539-542

Osseointegrated Implants in a Patient With Osteoporosis: A Case Report

Takehiro Fujimoto, DDS/Atsushi Niimi, DDS, DMSc/Hidetaka Nakai, DDS/Minoru Ueda, DDS, PhD

PMID: 8803351

Osteoporosis is a relative contraindication for osseointegrated implants. This article describes a patient with severe osteoporosis who underwent implant therapy in the mandible. The treatment was carried out in a conventional manner, except for a longer healing period (6 months). All implants had clinically osseointegrated. Furthermore, there was no problem after the superstructure was placed. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1996;11:539-542)

Key words: osseointegrated implant, osseointegration, osteoporosis

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