Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal
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2003, Vol. 5, No. 3


Biological Response to Dental Implant Loading / Overloading. Implant Overloading: Empiricism or Science?

Pecularities of Generation of Superoxide Anion of Peripheral Blood Leukocytes in Periodontitis

Magnetic Resonance Evaluation Between the Relationship of the Temporomandibular Joint Disk and condylar Head Displacement

The prevalence of gingivitis among 4-16 year old schoolchildren in Kaunas

New Acid Etched Titanium Dental Implant Surface

Health Behaviour among Students of Kaunas Universities: Dental Health and Oral Hygiene

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Biological Response to Dental Implant Loading/Overloading.
Implant Overloading: Empiricism or Science?

Linish Vidyasagar, Peteris Apse


Dental implants have reported success rates of over 90 % over long periods of time. However failures still occur and seem to be unpredictable. One factor that is being increasingly considered in failure of dental implants is occlusal loading. The aim of this article is to review literature related to loading and overloading implants through masticatory and parafunctional activity, in order to attempt to clarify causality of overload as related to implant failure. Within the context of the published literature, the consensus on overloading of dental implants is still an unresolved issue. It can be concluded that more research is required to reach a clearer understanding on the relationship between overload and interfacial biomechanics.

Key words: dental, implant, overload

Address correspondence to Prof. Peteris Apse, Dzirciema iela 20, Riga, Latvia, LV 1007. E-mail:

Received: 22 08 2003

Accepted for publishing: 27 09 2003