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Volume 4 , Issue 3
Fall 1989

Pages 219-225

Loaded Hydroxylapatite-Coated and Grit-Blasted Titanium Implants in Dogs

Michael S. Block, DMD/lsrael M. Finger, BDS/Mark G. Fontenot, DDS, MEng/John N. Kent, DDS

PMID: 2561673

This study evaluated the response of canine mandibular bone to loaded hydroxylapatite-coated (HAC) and grit-blasted titanium (GT) endosseous dental implants. Four dogs were partially edentulated in the maxilla and mandible. Two implants supporting freestanding prostheses were placed in each quadrant. Following 1 and 10 months of loading, the implants were evaluated. Soft-tissue pocket depths were not statistically different between the HAC and GT implants. Crestal bone loss was not significantly different between the two implants. However, the HAC implants had a statistically significant greater amount of bone apposed to their axial and apical surfaces compared to the GT implants. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1989;4:219-225.)

Key words: bone remodeling, dental implants, hydroxylapatite

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