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Delivery of the Definitive Abutment/Prosthesis: Biologics, Aesthetics, and Mechanical Considerations

  • Chandur P. K. Wadhwani
  • Luigi Canullo
  • Todd R. Schoenbaum
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Abstract

The aim of implant therapy is integration, not only host tissue integration but also in the form of biology, esthetics, and mechanics, whereby the implant works as a system in harmony with the human body. Research inspired, this chapter will evaluate the fundamentals of soft tissue integration, the seal that protects the bone and acts as a barrier to the oral environment. Written by practicing clinicians, the goal is to provide information on how to optimize health through understanding handling, cleaning, aesthetics, and mechanics of the restorative componentry.

Keywords

Implants aesthetic zone Abutment Cementation Microbiology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chandur P. K. Wadhwani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luigi Canullo
    • 3
  • Todd R. Schoenbaum
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Restorative DentistryUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Loma Linda University School of DentistryLoma LindaUSA
  3. 3.University of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  4. 4.Division of Constitutive and Regenerative SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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