Building on the popular features of the Tapered Internal implant system, the Tapered Plus implant system maximizes both bone and soft-tissue attachment (with its Laser-Lok?treated beveled collar) and soft-tissue volume (via platform switching).
The Versatility of Platform Switching
More than 2 decades ago, when wide-diameter implants and platforms were first introduced, compatible prosthetic components were not immediately available. Many of these 5.0-mm and 6.0-mm implants consequently received readily available smaller-diameter abutments and prosthetic components. A happy accident, it was found that vertical change in crestal bone height was much less with these restored ?platform-switched? wide-diameter implants than with conventionally restored implants. Platform switching is now common in implant dentistry, and BioHorizons Tapered Plus implant system lends itself to this technique. Tapered Plus implants feature a beveled collar and are packaged mount-free for quick placement and maximum visibility. The protocol increases soft-tissue volume around the implant connection, a major contribution to long-term implant esthetics.
Locked and Lasered