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Landmark Clinical Results - Local release of bisphosphonates results in improved implant stability

Every year many millions of people worldwide receive dental implants, most usually screws, inserted to support artificial teeth.

During the initial period after surgery, the implant is often not stable enough to enable full chewing function. It may take several months for the bone around the implant to heal sufficiently and become strong enough for the patient to regain full normal chewing function.

“The study shows that local bisphosphonate improves implant stability, meaning that the time until normal chewing function could be shortened, thus reducing the suffering for the patient”, says Professor Per Aspenberg, Linköping University Hospital, co-founder of AddBIO.
 

The study is published in Bone (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2012.02.001).

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