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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology

Platform switching implant

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Author Details : Sumedha Srivastava*, Veena Kalburgi, Kapil Jain, Pooja Bharadwaj

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 152-154

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For the implant to function successfully, there should be a good integration between implant, hard, and
soft tissue. The implant should be able to provide esthetics, good functioning of the masticatory muscles,
phonetics, and above all to minimize the crestal bone loss and hence maintaining the crestal bone levels.
Over the recent years, as compared to traditional implants which resulted in bacterial accumulation,
inflammatory cell infiltrate and violation of biologic width and thus bone loss and hence compromising
implant integrity, platform switching implants have proved to be better option in maintain crestal bone
levels by keeping the inflammatory infiltrate away from the crestal bone, allowing horizontal and vertical
extension of biologic width, equalize the distribution of stress to centre of implant and ultimately can help
to preserve the crestal bone levels.

Keywords: Platform switching, Biologic width, Crestal bone, Inflammatory infiltrate, Traditional implants.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpi.2019.032

How to cite : Srivastava S, Kalburgi V, Jain K, Bharadwaj P, Platform switching implant. IP Int J Periodontol Implantol 2019;4(4):152-154

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