Experimental Studies of the Load-Bearing Properties of Implanted Prostheses
The basis for the successful incorporation and good tolerability of an implant is its stability. By contrast with previous subperiosteal and enossal implants, the DCI is stable even under functional stress immediately after implantation; it is not necessary to wait for a healing period to elapse. Apart from elements of the subperiosteal implant (support on the surface of the bone) and of the enossal implant (fixation to the bone with screws), the main principle of the DCI is fixation under pretension. Processes which can occur with implants include inflammation at the point of exit of an abutment, the growth of mucosal epithelium below the implant, and foreign body reaction with replacement of the bony implant site with granulation tissue or connective tissue. These processes can be prevented or at least delayed for years, if the implant is stable under functional stress.
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