Osteointegration of ceramic implants
Osteointegration is a well-controlled healing process that occurs around implants and has been known since Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s early work on his historical experiments on rabbit shins.
With the increasing incidence found in meta-analyzes on mucositis and peri-implantitis, we can evoke an emerging concept to be included as a determining factor in the long-term success of implants: immuno-integration.
The implants we use must be immune to long-term tolerance. The publication of T. Fretwurst raises many questions about titanium. Ceramic implants could be an answer to these problems.
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