Platform Switching

The present study confirms that the platform-switching concept can minimize marginal bone loss over a 1- year period, in agreement with a previous trial and recent meta-analysis. Specifically, average marginal bone loss around non–platform-switched implants (0.78 mm mesially and 0.90 mm distally) was more than twice the average marginal bone loss around platform-switched implants (0.30 mm mesially and 0.38 mm distally)