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Platform switching reduces peri-implant bone loss Critical Summary Prepared by: Gerard Byrne BDSc MSD 

A Critical Summary of:

Platform switching for marginal bone preservation around dental implants: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Atieh, M. A., Ibrahim, H. M., Atieh, A. H.. Journal of Periodontology. 2010;81(10):1350-66

Published Date: 7/3/2012

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at :-
http://jada.ada.org/content/143/7/787.full

OVERVIEW

  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    Some evidence exists to indicate that platform switching preserves peri-implant bone height.

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    Platform switching does not affect implant survival, but it does preserve proximal bone height and, thus, can be recommended cautiously. The authors of the review did not study soft-tissue (esthetic) outcomes.

  • Evidence Quality Rating:

    Limited

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