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The Peri-Implant Zone: A Review of Literature

Lanka Mahesh, Sangeeta Dhir

Citation Information : Mahesh L, Dhir S. The Peri-Implant Zone: A Review of Literature. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res 2011; 2 (2):61-66.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10012-1037

License: CC BY-ND 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim: The peri-implant zone comprises of a stable crestal bone and overlying peri-implant mucosa. Soft tissue esthetics are not attributed to a single parameter. The aim of this article is to highlight the underlying biology of the soft and the hard tissue complex, the associated vital parameters, implant component characteristics which act as the foundation of a successfully osseointegrated implant. Materials and methods: An electronic Medline was conducted with the search words used as: peri-implant, interdental papilla, peri-implant esthetics. Hand search across the journals referring to implantology, periodontology and prosthodontics was also done. Conclusion: This article presents a comprehensive review of the various factors responsible in determining a successful soft tissue esthetic outcome in implantology.


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