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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 850470, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/850470
Case Report

The Platform Switching Approach to Optimize Split Crest Technique

1Unit of Oral Surgery and Implantology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
2Oral Surgery, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
3University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
4Endodontics, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Received 27 June 2014; Accepted 16 July 2014; Published 6 August 2014

Academic Editor: Jamil A Shibli

Copyright © 2014 G. Sammartino et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The split crest technique is a reliable procedure used simultaneously in the implant positioning. In the literature some authors describe a secondary bone resorption as postoperative complication. The authors show how platform switching can be able to avoid secondary resorption as complication of split crest technique.