Significance of buccopalatal implant position, biotype, platform switching, and pre-implant bone augmentation on the level of the midbuccal mucosa

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Abstract

This study assessed whether buccopalatal implant position, biotype, platform switching, and pre-implant bone augmentation affects the level of the midbuccal mucosa (MBM). Ninety patients with a single-tooth implant in the esthetic zone were included. The level of the MBM was measured on photographs taken 1 year after crown placement. The factors analyzed only explained 22% of the level of the MBM. The more an implant was placed to the buccal, the more the MBM was positioned apically. A comparable phenomenon was observed in cases with a thick biotype and cases that underwent pre-implant bone augmentation. Platform switching did not affect the level of the MBM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-479
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Prosthodontics
Volume27
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 6-Sep-2014

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Alveolar Ridge Augmentation
  • Crowns
  • Dental Implant-Abutment Design
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous
  • Dental Implants, Single-Tooth
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported
  • Esthetics, Dental
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gingiva
  • Gingival Recession
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Photography, Dental
  • Young Adult

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