volume 13, issue 6, P843-856 1979
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820130604
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Abstract: Artificial tooth roots with porous surface coatings were fabricated by sintering spherical powder of titanium alloy to solid cylindrical cores. The tooth roots were implanted subgingivally in healed mandibular premolar extraction sites of fifteen Rhesus monkeys. Supracrestal abutments were screwed into pretapped holes in the superior aspect of the primary subgingival stage four to eight weeks after implantation of the root. Clinical evaluations were performed monthly. Ten animals were sacrificed for histologic…

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