Dr. Giacomo Fabbri
Importance of the implant abutment interface for long-term stability and clinical success
The prosthetic treatment plan must allow an ideal integration of esthetics, biologics and functional requirements on natural teeth and on implants. In case of implants the prosthetic treatment is usually more challenging due to the inevitable soft tissues changing after teeth extraction. In fact, the soft-tissue healing and management around implants represents a crucial aspect and must be considered also from a prosthetic point of view in order to conclude the therapy with excellent outcomes. In this sense the prosthetic components assume an essential role in order to idealize the prosthetic integration and simultaneously achieve reliable and stable prosthetic results. Clinical situations require specific evaluations in terms of implant connection, prosthetic components and restorative materials and approaches. Nowadays, it is well known that the biological integration and stability around implants, can be significantly influenced by the correct use of modern prosthetic components. In this sense the use of not-removable prosthetic components allows to idealize the soft tissues healing and management around implant with significant advantage from a biological, biomechanical and clinical point of views. The On1 concept offers an undisturbed mucosal seal with many advantages for both surgeons and restorative clinicians. It provides surgical flexibility along with soft tissue biocompatibility, but also provides a simplified restorative workflow.