The Long-Term Efficacy of Currently Used Dental Implants: A Review and Proposed Criteria of Success

T. Albrektsson, M.D., Ph.D./G. Zarb, D.D.S., M.S., F.R.C.D./P. Worthington, M.D., B.D.S./A.R. Eriksson, D.D.S., Ph.D.
JOMI 1986, Jan (11-12)

In this paper are proposed the criteria for the evaluation of dental implant success. These criteria are applied in an assessment of the long-term efficacy of currently used dental implants including the subperiosteal implant, the vitreous carbon implant, the blade-vent implant, the single-crystal sapphire implant, the Tübingen implant, the TCP-implant, the TPS-screw, the ITI hollow-cylinder implant, the IMZ dental implant, the Core-Vent titanium alloy implant, the transosteal mandibular staple bone plate, and the Brånemark osseointegrated titanium implant. An attempt has been made to standardize the basis for comments on each type of implant. Sed sit amet tortor eros. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Curabitur elementum viverra diam, sed placerat massa dapibus eu. Curabitur ipsum urna, mollis sit amet urna a, interdum faucibus nunc. Praesent nec justo sed diam egestas pellentesque. Vestibulum malesuada massa vitae quam porttitor, vitae viverra velit tempus. Vestibulum vitae pellentesque enim. Orci varius natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Integer vulputate, lacus vel bibendum suscipit, nibh tellus gravida augue, ac porttitor justo neque ut mauris. Maecenas posuere augue vitae dolor blandit volutpat. Ut ac tellus faucibus ipsum commodo accumsan.