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Volume 33 , Issue 1
January/February 2013

Pages e32e36

Histologic Evaluation of a Retrieved Endosseous Implant: A Case Report

Young-Kyun Kim, DDS, PhD/Su-Gwan Kim, DDS, PhD/Jong-Yub Kim, DDS/Young-Ku Heo, DDS, PhD/Ju-Cheol Park, DDS, PhD/Ji-Su Oh, DDS

DOI: 10.11607/prd.1015

An implant that had penetrated the nasal cavity of a 53-year-old woman was removed after 10 months. The implant had a resorbable blast media surface and an external connection. Histomorphometric evaluation showed that the mean bone-implant contact ratio was 88.08%, and excellent osseointegration was observed. The mean bone fill between threads was 78.46%. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2013;33:e32e36. doi: 10.11607/prd.1015)

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