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Human Histologic Evidence of Connective Tissue Attachment to a Dental Implant Human Histologic Evidence of Connective Tissue Attachment to a Dental Implant

Author(s):

Myron Nevins, DDS;Marc L. Nevins, DMD, MMSc, Marcelo Camelo, DDS, Janie Lee Boyesen, DDS, DMSc, David M. Kim, DDS, DMSc

Date Added:

11/11/2008


Summary:

This human proof-of-principle study was designed to investigate the possibility of achieving a physical connective tissue attachment to the Laser-Lok microchannel collar of a dental implant. Its 2-mm collar has been micromachined to encourage bone and connective tissue attachment while preventing apical migration of the epithelium. Implants were harvested with the surrounding implant soft and hard tissues after 6 months. The histologic investigation was conducted with light microscopy, polarized light, and scanning electron microscopy. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2008;28:111–121.)

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