Dr Franck Zerah
Evidence: it reduces the risk of bacterial contamination around the implant
The important aspect when placing an implant is not only its position in the bone and possibly in the future prosthetic corridor of the supra-implant crown, but a perfect stability of the peri-implant biological space. This stability is achieved when the gums are strong, thick if possible and especially stable.
It can be said that the main characteristic of this system is that it “formats” the gum and gives it a shape, depending on the choice (shape A, B, C, or D) perfectly adapted to the future supraimplant crown, while giving the gum a remarkable appearance and quality. We now know that the unwanted screwing and unscrewing of supraimplant parts often leads to a destabilization of the peri-implant biological space by introducing or re-introducing bacteria into this space.
The main advantage of Iphysio is that once implanted on the implant it does not unscrew, until the laying of the final crown, greatly reducing the risk of bacterial contamination around the implant. The advantages are considerable: a “preparation” of the gum, with shaping of it, the ease and speed during the impression taking (especially if you are equipped with an intra-oral scanner).
Another advantage is the total absence of pain during the removal of the piece and the laying of the crown (the emergence profile of the crown perfectly replicates that of the Iphysio). It allows a perfect positioning and adaptation of the crown, most often without touch-up.
I think that the realization of an angled model would help greatly. By placing it in the anterior sectors, immediate loading could be achieved by covering its vestibular part with resin. In addition, a smaller format in diameter than shape A would seem to me to be perfectly adapted to the lower incisors.
Source: DENTOSCOPE • number 31