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J Prosthet Dent. 1989 Feb;61(2):228-34.

Site classification for the osseointegrated implant.

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Department of Surgical Dentistry, University of Colorado, School of Dentistry, Denver.


Descriptions of jaw anatomy and bone quality have been based on total jaw resorption classifications. These classifications have not been specific for treatment planning for the osseointegrated implant. The proposed classification describes specific sites by bone quantity and quality and proximity to vital structures. This classification is suggested as an aid in assigning a prognostic value to implants and for the purpose of clarity and communication between the various dental disciplines.

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