Introduction to Implant Dentistry
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…
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