JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW

Dental implants for orthodontic anchorage

Lien-Hui Huang, Jeffrey Lynn Shotwell, Hom-Lay Wang
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2005, 127 (6): 713-22
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The purpose of this article is to review and update current concepts involving the use of dental implants for orthodontic anchorage. Topics to be discussed include indications, implant requirements (eg, materials, size, designs of dental implants), surgery and healing time, biomechanics and forces, loading time, implant maintenance, posttreatment considerations, and disadvantages.

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