Platform switching for marginal bone preservation around dental implants: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Atieh2010PlatformSF,
  title={Platform switching for marginal bone preservation around dental implants: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Momen A Atieh and Hadeel M Ibrahim and Ahmad H Atieh},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 10},
  pages={
          1350-66
        }
}
BACKGROUND Platform switching for maintaining peri-implant bone levels has gained popularity among implant manufacturers over the last few years. However, the assumption that the inward shifting of the implant-abutment junction may preserve crestal bone was primarily based on serendipitous finding rather than scientific evidence. The objectives of the present study were to systematically review radiographic marginal bone-level changes and the survival of platform-switched implants compared to… 
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