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Implant and a method for using same

Image Number 5 for United States Patent #8033827.

A novel dental implant for coupling an artificial tooth to a jawbone of a patient is provided and a method for using same. The implant comprises an elongated body having an apical end threaded bone-engaging portion for engaging the dental implant with said jawbone and preferably a coronal end that serves as a post or prothetic platform. The implant further comprises a skirt shaped semi-permeable membrane attached to the elongated body and is capable of being positioned in a first upwardly raised position and in a second downwardly spread position to provide a cover for a site surrounding the location at which said artificial tooth is to be implanted.

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