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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 38 (2018), No. 2     8. Mar. 2018
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 38 (2018), No. 2  (08.03.2018)

Online Article, Page 29-32, doi:10.11607/prd.3384, PubMed:29447315


Online Article: Failed Blade Implant After 25 Years in Function: Case Description and Histologic Analysis
Farronato, Davide / Fumagalli, Davide / Asa'ad, Farah / Pasini, Pietro M. / Mangano, Francesco / Rasperini, Giulio
This report describes a failed blade implant after 25 years in function in the left maxilla and the results of histologic analysis of peri-implant tissues. The blade was retrieved, and histologic findings revealed that it was not osseointegrated despite being successfully in function for so many years. The long-term function of blade implants without osseointegration can be attributed to biotolerance exhibited by the implant rather than actual osseointegration.