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Immediate One-Time Low-Profile Abutment to Enhance Peri-Implant Soft and Hard Tissue Stability in the Esthetic Zone

Catalog Number:LIT-066

Featured Faculty: Dr. Stavros Pelekanos 

CE Credits: N/A

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Release Date: September 12, 2017

Reviewed Date: January 3, 2019

Reductions in peri-implant bone height have been acknowledged as a normal consequence of implant therapy. Various restorative factors contribute to this phenomenon. One is repeated abutment retightening, which causes a mechanical disruption at the implant-abutment interface, leading to soft tissue recession. Several investigators proposed placement of the definitive abutment after implant placement as a solution to the problem. The definitive use of an intermediate abutment after implant placement seems to positively affect the soft tissue response. This article aims to present a prosthetic sequence for achieving peri-implant tissue stability in the esthetic zone.

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