Introduction to the Implant Crown with an Esthetic Adhesive Margin
September 20, 2011
Dr. Chandur Wadhwani published his latest research in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
The article describes a novel technique with the addition of a pressed porcelain abutment margin capable of bonding to the porcelain margin of an implant crown restoration. This allows for supragingival margin placement, reduces the potential effect of excess cement-induced peri-implant disease, and provides a controlled environment for the bonding process. Another advantage is the matching esthetics of the crown and supporting abutment, which in the event gingival recession occurs, the restoration appears as a longer tooth without the risk of exposing an underlying abutment margin with different esthetic properties.
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