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the formation of a direct interface between an orthopedic or dental implant and bone, without intervening soft tissue.
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The direct attachment to bone of an inert, alloplastic material without intervening connective tissue, as with dental implants.
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os·se·ous in·teg·ra·tion

(osē-ŭs intĕ-grāshŭn)
Apparent direct attachment or connection of osseous tissue to an inert alloplastic material without intervening connective tissue, as with dental implants.
Synonym(s): osseointegration.
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"There is currently a trend in spine to create devices that osseointegrate with the bone to get true fusion and less revisions," pointed out Ulf Brogren, president of Austin, Texas-based Promimic U.S.
Regardless excellent material properties of titanium dental implants and ability to osseointegrate, titanium dental implants lack aesthetics.
Although several recent experimental studies have demonstrated a thickened oxide layer to be advantageous for osseointegration of titanium implants [36, 37], the present work raises a fundamental question of whether or not there is a lower limit surface roughness at which titanium fails to osseointegrate. It may be speculated that the early bone response, that is, on the structural and molecular levels, may have been dissimilar for the two surfaces evaluated.
The last two unplanned interventions were to (1) remove excess granulation tissue that formed at the stoma and (2) reimplant the design C device in a patient who underwent primary implantation by a different surgeon, which failed to osseointegrate.
You might question how this is possible when the implants need to be left to heal and osseointegrate. The answer is that this 'screw retained' temporary Hybrid Acrylic Bridge may be loaded onto the implants and designed in such a way that the teeth don't exert external pressure on the implants.
Commercially pure (CP) titanium and its alloys have been widely applied for orthopedic and dental implants because of their excellent biocompatibility [1-3], high corrosion resistance [4, 5], inherent ability to osseointegrate, and low modulus of elasticity (Young's modulus) to more closely match to the elastic modulus of the bone [3, 6, 7].
The ability of titanium to "osseointegrate" is well documented and is the first step in the healing of a dental implant.
14 The ARA procedure as considered to show an increase in bone activity which is an important factor for the remodelling process and for the formation of bone sufficient enough to osseointegrate to the implant surface, SR is known to reduce osteoclastic activity and induce osteoblastic activity, which eventually interrupts the natural process of bone remodelling.
The initial stability of trabecular metal appears to be excellent, and in revision hip surgery it has been shown to osseointegrate exceedingly well [13].
It does not osseointegrate and staff handling PMMA is exposed to toxic fumes during mixture.
Zirconia implants osseointegrate as well as titanium ones.
One challenge with the use of natural biological skeletal fixation is allowing the bone to heal and osseointegrate with the implant surface, thereby attaining a strong skeletal interlock, a prerequisite for long-term implant function and stability [14-15].