Platform Switching of Dental Implants: Panacea For Crestal Bone Loss?
Dr.Saee Deshpande,I-7 Sagar Palace,Laxminagar,Nagpurâ€“22,(India). Ph.No.(Mob.)+91 9225213204,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crestal bone loss has been documented as one of the important factors that affect the long term prognosis of a dental implant. Various factors responsible for crestal bone loss have been reviewed. The concept of platform switching has been described on a histological basis. Its clinical benefits are discussed. A finite element analysis was performed to assess the mechanical behaviour of platform switched implants, which shows reduced crestal stress values under occlusal loads.