ApplicationNo. 06/503901 filed on 06/13/1983
US Classes:423/176, Utilizing vacuum or steam433/176By blade
ExaminersPrimary: Peshock, Robert
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA61C 8/00 (20060101)
A61F 2/00 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1982-07-07 JP
AbstractAn endosseous implant structure for oral implantology, comprising a planar body portion embedded in an alveolar bone to form an artificial tooth root, at least one neck portion extending from one end of the planar body portion in a direction substantially parallel to the plane of the body portion, and at least on head portion extending from one end of the neck portion remote from the body portion and projecting into a oral cavity to form an abutment for an artificial tooth. The planar body portion includes a plurality of leg portions defined by cutouts formed in the body portion. At least the leg portions are made of a metal material exhibiting a thermal shape memory effect of deformation in response to variation in temperature thereof. The leg portions are deformed sidewise and away from the plane of the body portion upon temperature variation after insertion of the body portion into the alveolar bone.