ISO 14801:2016 specifies a method of dynamic testing of single post endosseous dental implants of the transmucosal type in combination with their premanufactured prosthetic components. It is most useful for comparing endosseous dental implants of different designs or sizes. This International Standard is not a test of the fundamental fatigue properties of the materials from which the endosseous implants and prosthetic components are made.
This International Standard is not applicable to dental implants with endosseous lengths shorter than 8 mm nor to magnetic attachments.
While ISO 14801:2016 simulates the functional loading of an endosseous dental implant under "worst case" conditions, it is not applicable for predicting the in vivo performance of an endosseous dental implant or dental prosthesis, particularly if multiple endosseous dental implants are used for a dental prosthesis.