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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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(7) One current area of research involves the treatment of implant surfaces for osseointegration stimulation due to a chemical or micromorphological alteration of the implant (9) that can facilitate early in stallation of the prosthesis.
Coverage includes bone biology and osseointegration of dental implants, basic principles and clinical applications of immediate loading, the implant surface and design, histologic evaluation, and immediate loading in the anterior mandible, edentulous jaw, posterior regions, and grafted bone, and in the immunocompromised patient.
It has been suggested that this may promote osseointegration. The application of nanostructured titanium with nanocrvstalline bioactive hydroxyapatite coatings has offered many biocompatibility benefits.
(1981), ethanol interferes negatively with the process of biomaterial osseointegration, and thus hinders the prognosis of bone repair.
Kenan Salloum has got a silver medal for inventing a dental implant that can be installed in the jaw bone while Mahmoud Mousalli won the other one for a perforated dental implant to facilitate osseointegration.
Other speakers were scheduled to talk about fusing metal posts into amputees' bones (osseointegration), the challenge of getting the body to form an infection-resistant seal around such a post (soft tissue integration) and how prosthetics might eventually work with an amputee's nervous system, allowing for fine motor control.
(35,36) Osseointegration avoids common socket complications by using direct skeletal attachment of an exoprosthesis to the residual limb (35) and has demonstrated success in transhumeral, transtibial and transfemoral amputations.
of Sao Paulo, Brazil) outlines the anatomical, functional, and clinical bases of osseointegration and its relationship with soft and hard tissue therapy.
"The bone grows into the coating as the amorphous layer dissolves, resulting in improved bonding, or osseointegration," said Dr.
Conventional methods to improve bone ingrowth, by adding a porous coating of titanium beads or hydroxyapatite to the implant's surface, work well but still do not provide the optimum conditions for osseointegration.
After the titanium anchor is set into the bone, the gum over the site is closed, and there's a waiting period of about six months (for implants in the upper jaw) or three months (for lower-jaw implants) for the bone to grow around the anchor in a process called osseointegration. Then the anchor is exposed again, and fitted with its crown.