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Surgical Tooth Implants, Combat and Field.
Annual rept. no. 3, 1 Dec 71-30 Nov 72,
BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OHIO
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Recent studies have been concerned with the development of improved high-density, high-strength, grooved alumina tooth root structures of the bifurcated and nonbifurcated design for monkey and human implant studies. Stabilization of such implants in the tooth socket is achieved by bone ingrowth into deep surface grooves of the implant, thus providing a mechanical interlock between the bone and the ceramic. The stimulation of bone ingrowth is being studied by the incorporation of a bioresorbable tricalcium phosphate ceramic coating on the implant specimens. Future studies will be concerned with optimization of implantation techniques and further analysis of the long-term effects of occlusion. Materials development efforts will be concerned with optimization of the implant design and methods for producing improved material properties while reducing the ultimate implant cost. Author
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