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Tissue Integration of Dental Implants

David L Cochran

This module focuses on the concept of dental implant integration into the soft and hard tissues in the oral cavity.

Integration into bone is called osseointegration and this phenomenon essentially revolutionized how missing teeth can be replaced.

Osseointegration has implications for all dentists as well as for patients with any missing teeth. Implants are anchored in bone tissue and penetrate the soft tissue.

It is essential to understand the soft and hard tissues around dental implant restorations since only this allows for optimal restorations.

After completing this ITI Academy Learning Module, you should be able to…

  • define the hard and soft tissue integration of dental implants
  • discuss how hard tissue integration (osseointegration) occurs
  • discuss how soft tissue integration occurs and contrast this to teeth
  • relate effects of different implant/abutment connections on marginal tissues
Charlotte Stilwell , Stephen T Chen
20 min. + 10 min. for the Assessment
0.5 hours
Purchase price
30 Academy Coins
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Publication date: Jan 11, 2015 Last review date: Apr 10, 2021 Next review date: Apr 10, 2024
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