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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2013 Mar-Apr;33(2):e51-7. doi: 10.11607/prd.0938.

Evaluation of human peri-implant soft tissues around alumina-blasted/acid-etched standard and platform-switched abutments.

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Department of Periodontology, Universidad Católica Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


This study evaluated the histometric characteristics of the peri-implant mucosa of human subjects that received textured implant abutments with conventional (implant and abutment with same diameter) or platform-switched (implant diameter wider than that of the abutment) configurations. Wider and longer connective tissue around platform-switched implants was observed compared to that with conventional abutments. Despite the different dimensions between the two abutment types, the abutment-soft tissue interaction was similar for both groups at the histometric level.

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