Osseointegration of plateau root form implants: Unique healing pathway leading to haversian- like long-term morphology

Paulo G. Coelho, Marcelo Suzuki, Charles Marin, Rodrigo Granato, Luis F. Gil, Nick Tovar, Ryo Jimbo, Rodrigo Neiva, Estevam A. Bonfante

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Endosteal dental implants have been utilized as anchors for dental and orthopedic rehabilitations for decades with one of the highest treatment success rates in medicine. Such success is due to the phenomenon of osseointegration where after the implant surgical placement, bone healing results into an intimate contact between bone and implant surface. While osseointegration is an established phenomenon, the route which osseointegration occurs around endosteal implants is related to various implant design factors including surgical instrumentation and implant macro, micro, and nanometer scale geometry. In an implant system where void spaces (healing chambers) are present between the implant and bone immediately after placement, its inherent bone healing pathway results in unique opportunities to accelerate the osseointegration phenomenon at the short-term and its maintenance on the long-term through a haversian-like bone morphology and mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019


  • Bone healing
  • Bone regeneration
  • Implants
  • Osseointegration
  • Plateau root form
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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