From practitioner to practitioner - ZZI 02/2017

Long-term analysis of bone stability with a platform-switched and flat-connection implant system – radiological analysis

With the limitations of an observational trial without a control group, it can be concluded that the combination of a platform change technique with an adequate implant design and adequate attachments allows for stabilization of the peri-implant tissues, minimizing the apical migration of the bone during a long-term follow-up.

Conflict of interest: The authors declare that bredent provided support in the form of translation and forwarding by this article.


1 Extraordinary Professor of Biomaterials Engineering and Co Director of the Chair of Biomaterials Engineering. Head of Postgraduate Program in Oral Surgery and Implantology. UCAM. University, Católica San Antonio de Murcia. Murcia. Spain

2 Joint dental practice, Senden, Germany

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