Share Page:

Volume 14 , Issue 1
January/February 1999

Pages 108112

Ultrastructural Immunohistochemical Study of Interstitial Collagenous Components of the Healthy Human Keratinized Mucosa Surrounding Implants

Christian A. Chavrier, DDS, Marie L. Couble, PhD

PMID: 10074760

The aim of this study was to investigate the ultrastructural and immunohistochemical organization of the main collagenous components of healthy human keratinized mucosa surrounding endosseous implants. Eight patients with completely edentulous mandibles were selected. Four endosseous implants were placed in the mandible of each patient, connected with a bar to support a complete overdenture, and loaded 4 months later. Two years after placement, biopsies of surrounding soft tissue, including the sulcular and junctional epithelium with the underlying and supracrestal connective tissue, were routinely prepared for standard electron microscopy and for ultrastructural immunolabeling of Types I, III, and IV collagen. The connective tissue located under the junctional epithelium comprised Types I and III collagen, whereas the supracrestal connective tissue was composed mainly of Type I collagen. Type IV collagen was located exclusively in the basement membrane of the junctional epithelium. (Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 1999;14:108112) Key words: collagen, immunotyping, peri-implant mucosa, ultrastructure

Full Text PDF File | Order Article


Get Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site.
Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.


© 2017 Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc JOMI Home
Current Issue
Ahead of Print
Author Guidelines
Accepted Manuscripts
Submission Form
Quintessence Home
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
About Us
Contact Us