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A New Implant Design for Crestal Bone Preservation: Initial Observations and Case Report A New Implant Design for Crestal Bone Preservation: Initial Observations and Case Report

Author(s):

Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS, FICD;Harold Baumgarten, DMD, Roberto Cocchetto, DDS, MD, Alan Meltzer, DMD, MScD, Stephan Porter, DDS, MSD, MS

Date Added:

1/1/0001


Summary:

Following the exposure and restoration of two-piece dental implants, some change in the vertical level of the peri-implant crestal bone height has been reported. This change in crestal bone height has not, however, negatively impacted long-term implant success. This article describes how the concept of platform switching is incorporated into a new implant design as a means of reducing or eliminating the occurrence of crestal bone loss. Preliminary observations from clinicians utilizing this new implant design are herein presented.

Learning Objectives:

This article discusses an inflammatory mechanism involved in crestal bone loss following implant restoration. Upon reading this article, the reader should:

  • Be able to identify a mechanism involved in crestal bone loss following implant exposure.
  • Understand how the concept of platform switching as a means of reducing or eliminating this occurrence is incorporated into a new implant design.


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