Blood supply of the bone

Basal implants, once inserted, will fuse and form a union with the bone. Indent­ations cut into aspects of the implants to be located within spongy bone, where load transmission does not make sense, will be overgrown by bone. The amount of extraneous material introduced into the jawbone is thus minimised. This is extremely important because if long-term osseointegration (i.e. integration with the bony tissue of the organism) is to be successful it must be ensured that all bone tissue is sufficiently supplied with blood (vascularised). Major disruptions of the blood supply will deprive the surrounding tissue of oxygen, which will cause metabolic dysfunctions and consequently later give rise to osteolysis (Diagram ).



Diagram : Delicate extraneous structures with apertures in the baseplate that keep blockage of the tissue’s oxygen supply to a bare minimum.