Behavior of peri-implant soft tissue in the interface with titanium: A literature review

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Edition V06N04 | Year 2012 | Editorial Artigo de Revisão | Pages 56 to 64

Gabriela Farias de Melo, Iris Durães, Emilena Maria Castor Xisto Lima

The soft tissue’s adhesion to titanium, biologically capable to preserve and protect the peri-implant structures contributes to peri-implant mucosa’s stability and maintenance of pink esthetics. Thus, the object of this study was, through a literature review, to describe the interaction between the titanium used in the prosthetic and implant components and the soft tissue to the maintenance of the stability and health of peri-implant tissues. It was concluded that the peri-implant soft tissue’s stability is one of the criteria of success to rehabilitation with implants, once the establishment of an intimate relation between the soft tissue and the titanium of the implant, as well as the prosthetic components, promote a protective barrier to penetration of bacteria and its metabolic products, favoring the implant’s long-term performance.

Dental implants, Titanium, Oral mucosa,

Melo GF, Durães I, Lima EMCX. Behavior of peri-implant soft tissue in the interface with titanium: a literature review. Dental Press Implantol. 2012 Oct-Dec;6(4):56-64.

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