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1. (WO2003057066) EXPANDABLE POLYMER DENTAL IMPLANT AND METHOD OF USE

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/057066    International Application No.:    PCT/US2002/021878
Publication Date: Jul 17, 2003 International Filing Date: Jan 16, 2002
IPC: A61C 8/00
Applicants: INCUMED, INC.
Inventors: MCDEVITT, Dennis
Title: EXPANDABLE POLYMER DENTAL IMPLANT AND METHOD OF USE
Abstract:
A dental implant system (34) suitable for endosteal implant into a jawbone comprises an expandable polymer sheath (35) which is inserted in the jawbone and an implant (36) inserted into the sheath (35) and causing expansion of the sheath (35) upon insertion. An abutment (42) is coupled to the implant (36) permitting the attachment of a dental prosthesis.