Keeping the equilibrium - 40 years of implant experience.


It is today more than 50 years ago since the first patient was treated with dental implants based on the principles of osseointegration. The ultimate objective in the procedure of implant treatment is to establish osseointegration to provide a stable support for the prosthetic restoration. Once osseointegration has taken place the future aim is to maintain a biological equilibrium between the implant / prostheses and the surrounding host tissue over time.

Failure of osseointegration is today a relatively rare occasion in routine treatment and occur only in some few patients. Low incidence of failures introduces challenges to more in detail analyze different factors in this process. Therefore, larger numbers of patients have to be followed-up which can be included for longer period of times and patients treated at different clinics may further improve the analysis of implant failures. This approach allows for analyzing early and late implant failures and other events associated to future failures in relation to both the patient, clinical treatment and hardware. This presentation will focus on implant success and failures in relation to these different factors.

Curriculum Vitae

Torsten Jemt, Gothenburg, Sweden

Board certified Prosthodontist, Brånemark Clinic, Public Dental Health Service of Västra Götaland, Sweden
Professor, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry/Dental Material Science, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dr Jemt started collaboration with Professor P-I Brånemark in 1978, and was involved in the development of the first single implant abutments, and CAD/CAM titanium frameworks. He received a PhD in Prosthodontics in 1984 and he co-founded the Brånemark Clinic in Gothenburg in 1986. Dr Jemt was chairman of the clinic between 2000 and 2009 and currently he holds a combined scientific position at the Faculty of Odontology as a Professor and as a clinical scientific coordinator. Dr. Jemt has published over 150 scientific publications and lectured worldwide since 1983.