Failed blade implant after 25 years in function: Case description and histologic analysis

Davide Farronato, Davide Fumagalli, Farah Asa'ad, Pietro M. Pasini, Francesco Mangano, Giulio Rasperini

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Abstract

This report describes a failed blade implant after 25 years in function in the left maxilla and the results of histologic analysis of peri-implant tissues. The blade was retrieved, and histologic findings revealed that it was not osseointegrated despite being successfully in function for so many years. The long-term function of blade implants without osseointegration can be attributed to biotolerance exhibited by the implant rather than actual osseointegration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e29-e32
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Periodontics

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