Recorded at the Biohorizons Symposium in 2017. Dr Tomas Linkevičius, based on scientific evidence from the Vilnius Research group, will consider the causes of crestal bone loss and how the selection of the biologic materials, implant and prosthetic components can enable implant placement with zero crestal bone loss.
Aims and Objectives:
- Understand implant concepts for zero bone loss and what contributes to this.
- Understand implant design and how it can contribute to bone stability, with discussion around the smooth collar, implant connection and implant length.
- Understand how other factors such as platform switching, polished collar and implant position play a role that can contribute to bone loss.
- Understand how soft tissue and vertical thickness can contribute to bone loss around implants.
- An insight into the research that led to understanding the importance of vertical soft tissue for crestal bone stability.