Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Can Dental Implant Develop A Tactile Sensibility Of Its Own?

By evaluating patients to bite on copper foils it is concluded that dental implants develop ability to detect tactile sensations. This is known as osseoperception. Though much of this tactile sensing ability is attributed to the opposing natural tooth in early stages.
Ref: Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, 
DOI 10.1111/j.1708-8208.2009.00252.x