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2003, Vol. 5, No. 4



Restorative Factors that Affect the Biomechanics of the Dental Implant


The Influence of Sodium Fluoride on Chemiluminescence of Neutrophilic Leukocytes

Evaluation of Dental Health of Dental Students at Kaunas University of Medicine

Bone Mineral Density and Radiographic Mandibular Body Height

An in vitro study of the Sealing Ability of Materials Used for Furcation Perforation Treatment

Factors influencing the health of periodontal tissue and intensity of dental caries

Status of Individual Dosimetry for Dentists in Lithuania in year 1996-2001


An Atraumatic Technique for Fabricating Precise Impressions

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Restorative Factors That Affect the Biomechanics of the Dental Implant

Linish Vidyasagar, Peteris Apse


Dental implants have become a significant aspect of tooth replacement in prosthodontic treatment. Despite of high success rates, complications and failures still occur. One factor that is increasingly being implicated with dental implant failure is occlusal overloading. Overloading of dental implants during functional and parafunctional activity has been extensively discussed from an empirical point of view but with sparse scientific evidence. The aim of this article is to critically evaluate the restorative factors that may affect the loading of dental implants at the bone-implant interface. Conflicting evidence of the contribution of restorative factors to bone loss around dental implants fails to identify overload as a definitive factor in dental implant failure. However, strong evidence indicates that overload or high stresses to the prosthesis supported by dental implants produces mechanical failures, which are not insignificant.

Key words: Restorative factors, bone, implant, load, interface

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

Received: 22 10 2003

Accepted for publishing: 27 11 2003