|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
2003, Vol. 5, No. 3
Biological Response to Dental Implant Loading / Overloading. Implant Overloading: Empiricism or Science?
Pecularities of Generation of Superoxide Anion of Peripheral Blood Leukocytes in Periodontitis
Magnetic Resonance Evaluation Between the Relationship of the Temporomandibular Joint Disk and condylar Head Displacement
The prevalence of gingivitis among 4-16 year old schoolchildren in Kaunas
New Acid Etched Titanium Dental Implant Surface
Health Behaviour among Students of Kaunas Universities: Dental Health and Oral Hygiene
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Biological Response to Dental Implant Loading/Overloading.
Linish Vidyasagar, Peteris Apse
Dental implants have reported success rates of over 90 % over long periods of time. However failures still occur and seem to be unpredictable. One factor that is being increasingly considered in failure of dental implants is occlusal loading. The aim of this article is to review literature related to loading and overloading implants through masticatory and parafunctional activity, in order to attempt to clarify causality of overload as related to implant failure. Within the context of the published literature, the consensus on overloading of dental implants is still an unresolved issue. It can be concluded that more research is required to reach a clearer understanding on the relationship between overload and interfacial biomechanics.
Key words: dental, implant, overload
Address correspondence to Prof. Peteris Apse, Dzirciema iela 20, Riga, Latvia, LV 1007. E-mail: email@example.com
Received: 22 08 2003
Accepted for publishing: 27 09 2003