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Platform switching reduces peri-implant bone loss

Gerard Byrne BDSc MSD .


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 Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019