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Surgical Tooth Implants, Combats and Field.
Annual rept. no. 2, 1 Sep 70-30 Nov 71,
BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OHIO
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Recent studies have been concerned with the development of a high-density alumina implantable tooth root structure upon which a conventional crown can be placed. Stabilization of the implant in the socket is achieved by means of bone and the ceramic. Gingival tissue approximating the implants appears similar in gross appearance to that around the adjacent natural teeth. Sulcus depth is also directly comparable although there is no interfacial bound between the gingiva and the ceramic root. Rhesus monkeys are used as the experimental animal. The in vivo evaluations have been for implant periods of 6 months. Future studies will be concerned with optimization of the implant techniques and consideration of long-term effects of occlusion. Author
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