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the formation of a direct interface between an orthopedic or dental implant and bone, without intervening soft tissue.


The direct attachment to bone of an inert, alloplastic material without intervening connective tissue, as with dental implants.

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.

osseointegration (os″eoin″təgra´shən),

n 1. the growth action of bone tissue, as it assimilates surgically implanted devices or prostheses to be used as either replacement parts or anchors.
n 2. a specific endosseous dental implant technique involving very slow and precise bone drilling to minimize heat production; the procedure makes use of biocompatible metal and a defined healing environment. Also known as the
Branemark technique.
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Per-Ingvar Branemark Physician and professor of anatomy Per-Ingvar Branemark (honored posthumously) is known as the pioneer of osseointegration, which uses titanium implants to create a stable connection between a dental implant and bone.
These implants work on osseointegration basis and hence, implants are used to promote a strong association between bone and implant.
A minimum von Mises stress of 144 megapascals was reported for the stem and the highest stresses found distally on the posterior side; the same trend was found for the micromotions, suggesting that when the femur is neutrally implanted, bone osseointegration will not be impeded, preventing formation of undesirable fibrous tissues.
He coined the term osseointegration to describe the rigid fixation of the metal within the bone.
In design A (Figure 1(a)), the outer surface of the endomodule consisted of tripod-like microstructures, the Spongiosa-Metal 2 (Orthodynamics GmbH; Lubeck, Germany), intended to facilitate the osseointegration of the bone with the device.
Called osseointegration, it involves a titanium pin being inserted into the bone of his stump which can then connect to his prosthetic limb.
It's known as osseointegration and takes between three and six months.
Scott, a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the San Diego County Dental Society and Academy of Osseointegration.
We have used osseointegration to create a long-term stable fusion between man and machine, where we have integrated them at different levels.
Since the osseointegration concept of directly fusing organic tissues with metals was introduced by Branemark in 1952, single tooth implants and completely edentulous implants have become the most commonly practiced methods [7], [8].
More recently, ceramics have been used in metal-ceramic dental restorations that provide even better osseointegration with natural bone.
Currently, there is a need to clearly define biointegration, osseointegration and other allied terms.