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Single teeth can be replaced using a solo osseointegrated implant, which can be thought of as the replacement root of the tooth.
In the final device design (design C, Figure 2), the bracket was eliminated, the bridging connector was shortened to adjust to the 2 cm-deep soft tissue channel, and the connector as well as the bone-capping portion of the osseointegrated implant was coated with a nonabrasive titanium niobium oxynitride ([Ti,Nb]ON) ceramic (Orthodynamics GmbH).
By connecting to the bone behind the ear with an osseointegrated implant, the Baha System bypasses the damaged outer or middle ear and sends sound directly to the healthy inner ear through the miracle of bone conduction.
These electrodes record signals which are transmitted via the osseointegrated implant to the prostheses, where the signals are finally decoded and translated into motions.
The single-point of transmission through the osseointegrated implant and Cochlear's advanced sound processor technology enables efficient conduction of sound.
The term osseoperception has been stated to imply "the mechanosensibility associated with osseointegrated implant rehabilitation," further defined as "(i) the sensation arising from mechanical stimulation of a bone-anchored prosthesis, transduced by mechanoreceptors that may include those located in muscle, joint, mucosal, cutaneous and periosteal tissues, together with (ii) a change in central neural processing in maintaining sensorimotor function" [13].
FE stress analysis of the interface between the bone and an osseointegrated implant for amputees-- implications to refine the rehabilitation program.
Limiting the force on the periprosthetic bone following insertion of an osseointegrated implant is based on the principle that stress must be exerted gradually to promote firm skeletal attachment, since under- or overloading may compromise the integrity of the host bone.
A long-term follow-up study of osseointegrated implants in the treatment of totally edentulous jaws, Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 5(4): 347-359.
Placement of osseointegrated implants is now done every day.
A 15-year study of osseointegrated implants in the treatment of the edentulous jaw.
The influence of implant diameter and length on stress distribution of osseointegrated implants related to crestal bone geometry: A three-dimensional finite element analysis.