Tapered dental implant in a stepped orifice

  • US 5,795,160 A
  • Filed: 02/06/1997
  • Issued: 08/18/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/06/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of installing a dental implant comprising the steps of:

  • drilling a stepped endosseous orifice in the maxilla or mandible of the patient in which the implant is to be installed; and

    inserting into said orifice a tapered implant, the tapered implant being so constructed and configured as to define a proximal end, a cylindrical portion adjacent to the proximal end, a frustoconically tapered portion tapering from the major diameter D at the proximal end of the implant to a minor diameter d proximate the distal end of the implant;

    said orifice being step drilled such that the orifice less than or equal to respective portions of the implant to be installed adjacent such steps for laterally compressing the cancellous tissue to form a tight fitting sleeve of bone around the implant without exerting undue lateral force bone into which implant is installed.

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