Half a Century of Function A Retrospective Analysis of Tramonte Endosteal Screw Dental Implants that Lasted 50 and 36 Years. A Case
Marco E. Pasqualini, Silvano U. Tramonte
and Leonard I. Linkow
Correspondence Address :
Marco E. Pasqualini, MD, DDS
American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
Received on: September 25, 2016, Accepted on: October 21, 2016, Published on: October 31, 2016
Citation: Marco E. Pasqualini, Silvano U. Tramonte, Leonard I. Linkow (2016). Half a Century of Function A Retrospective Analysis of
Tramonte Endosteal Screw Dental Implants that Lasted 50 and 36 Years. A Case Report
Copyright: 2016 Marco E. Pasqualini, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
To illustrate an endosteal implantology case treated with Tramonte screws in two steps, in 1966 and in 1980, and currently (in 2016) in perfect conditions after 50 and 36 years of function respectively.
Materials and methods
Two years after the introduction of titanium in implantology, two screw shaped Tramonte implants (grade 2 titanium) were used, realizing an immediately loaded implant rehabilitation that has been lasting in time, well before modern implantology trends.
Results and conclusions
After analyzing international literature, regarding the duration in time of implant success, most probably this case represents a testimony of the longest lasting functional prosthesis on an implant based structure.
Success and duration of implants depend on these fundamental factors: metal bio- compatibility, oral hygiene, and most importantly, scrupulous systematic gnatological control of dynamic and centric occlusion.
Keywords: Tramonte screw, Time test, Titanium, Immediate loading