Tissue Response to Mechanical Load in Dental Implants

Susmita Saxena


Dental implants have reported success rates of over 90% over long periods of time. However failures still occur and seem to be unpredictable. The sequence of events that take place at the interfacial zone between an implant and the host tissue deserves much attention. The placement of an implant disturbs the normal physiological distribution of forces, fluids, and cell communication. One factor that is being increasingly considered in failure of dental implants is occlusal loading. The purpose of this article is to describe the current understanding of the biological and biomechanical response of host tissues to mechanical loads especially of the dental implant-bone interface.


Dental Implants; Host Tissues; Mechanical Loads; Osseo Integration

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