Implant stability-A key determinant of implant integration
The development of firm implant/bone interface is believed to be a major perquisite for the short and long term clinical functioning of dental implant. Different implant geometries and surfaces and host site conditions may influence the interface development and its characteristics. Therefore, it is of interest to develop and evaluate assessment methods for different biomechanical properties of the bone/implant interface, both for experimental applications as well as clinical practice and for prognostic evaluation. The aim of this paper was to review different implant stability assessment methods and to assess its clinical relevance.