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Clinical, radiographical, and histological evaluation of porous rooted polymethylmethacrylate dental implants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  282305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-three porous rooted polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) dental implants were inserted into twenty-four dogs. Successful implants were maintained for up to three years. Histological sections with the implants in situ of implants revealed a soft tissue-implant interface similar to natural teeth. Bone and fibrous tissue ingrowth into the pores attached the implant to the bone. Failures were attributed to mechanical weakness of the implant, thin buccal cortical bone, and excessive implant-gingiva interface.
L J Peterson; B M Pennel; R V McKinney; J J Klawitter; A M Weinstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dental research     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0022-0345     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dent. Res.     Publication Date:  1979 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-03-29     Completed Date:  1979-03-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0354343     Medline TA:  J Dent Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  489-96     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alveolar Process / anatomy & histology,  physiology,  radiography
Biocompatible Materials
Dental Implantation, Endosseous*
Gingiva / anatomy & histology
Periodontal Diseases / etiology
Periodontal Ligament / anatomy & histology
Periodontitis / etiology
Surface Properties
Wound Healing
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 0/Methylmethacrylates; 0/Polymers

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