Clin Oral Invest (2017) 21:2221–2233 DOI 10.1007/s00784-016-2015-9 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Impact of abutment material on peri-implant soft tissue color. An in vitro study 1,2 1,2 1,2 Leticia Sala & Antonio Bascones-Martínez & Ana Carrillo-de-Albornoz Received: 23 March 2016 /Accepted: 16 November 2016 /Published online: 22 November 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract VC A4, and fluorescent zirconia at <1- and 1–2-mm Objectives The objectives of the present study is to determine thicknesses. the differences in peri-implant soft tissue color with the utili- Conclusion The natural gingival color was not reproduced zation of titanium, titanium gold-plated, white zirconia, Vita with any abutment at gingival thicknesses <2 mm. The worst Classical (VC) A4-shaded zirconia, and fluorescent white zir- color match was with titanium abutments and the best with conia abutments and to establish the influence of gingival fluorescent zirconia, followed by VC A4-shaded zirconia. At thickness on the resulting color. gingival thicknesses >2 mm, no differences were detected Methods Four implants were contralaterally inserted in 19 among abutments. fresh pig mandibles, and the color of the peri-implant mucosa Clinical relevance This study demonstrates that the type of with the different abutments was spectrophotometrically mea- abutment and the gingival thickness affect the resulting
Clinical Oral Investigations – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 22, 2016
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