Evolution of a Dental Implant Design – A step beyond Platform Switch

AIDI Biomedical takes the innovative design concept of a Platform Switch and furthers the conceptual principles of the design by developing the world’s first dental implant system with a platform reduction macrostructure.

There are specific benefits of a Platform Switch design which may include an enhanced prevention in micro gap infiltrations, improved results of tissue exposure/recession, and an advantage against dental implant exposure. These are contributing factors that lead the fight against significant resorption of crestal bone.

Platform Switch is the concept of utilizing a smaller diameter abutment in relation to the interfacing surface of the implant platform diameter. This interface diameter relocation between the abutment and the endosseous implant offer specific benefits for the dental implant industry.

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Reduction in diameter of an implant-to-abutment interface, or Platform Switch, seems to be an enhancement to the way previous dental implants were designed, but issues of tissue recession and inevitable implant exposure are still not completely solved.

The concept of a Platform Reduction refers to a reduction in implant platform diameter in relation to the widest point on an implant macrostructure. This reduction in diameter creates an angle, or slope, which ranges from the neck to the platform surface of a dental implant. The design benefit for clinical implications may include a solution to tissue exposure, an ability to sink implants within minimum vertical bone height conditions, an option to change crown margin location, and would offer a solution to issues concerning thin buccal and facial plates.

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Progressions in technological advancement of dental implant systems will invariably continue. The concept of a reduction in platform diameter may offer numerous clinical benefits to the way implants are designed.

A dental implant with a Platform Reduction macrostructure may be the viable solution for the prevention of tissue recession, enhancing gingival aesthetics in the case of implant exposure, and it may provide the added benefit of crown margin relocation without requiring dental implant exchange. Since the

coronal side of the dental implant is angled toward the central axis, and follows the biological design of an alveolar ridge, the Platform Reduction architecture may help to preserve a thin buccal plate. This should provide additional room for growing new alveolar bone, building thicker soft tissue, and maintain the tissue structure along the gingival surface providing a better aesthetic result.

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AIDI Biomedical offer the Bioperfect®  dental Implant designs:  MultiMargin®  & MultiPlaform® For additional information about these implant systems or to speak with a member of our support team, please visit aididentalimplant.com or call 877-345-AIDI(2434)

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