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Influence of Thin Mucosal Tissues on Crestal Bone Stability Around Implants With Platform Switching: A 1-year Pilot Study Influence of Thin Mucosal Tissues on Crestal Bone Stability Around Implants With Platform Switching: A 1-year Pilot Study

Author(s):

Tomas Linkevicius, DDS, Dip Pros, PhD;Peteris Apse, Prof, DDS, Dip Pros, MSc (Toronto); Dr hab Med (Latvia); Simonas Grybauskas, DDS, MOS, RCSEd, PhD; Algirdas Puisys, DDS

Date Added:

11/7/2013


Summary:

The aim of this pilot study was to determine what effect thin mucosal tissues can have on crestal bone stability around implants with platform switching. Within the limitations of this pilot study it can be concluded that implants with platform switching did not preserve crestal bone better in comparison with implants with traditional implant-abutment connection if, at the time of implant placement, thin mucosal tissues were present.

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