Saucerization: a natural mechanism of periimplant cervical adaptation

Alberto Consolaro

Cervical periimplant bone saucerization, or simply saucerization, should be considered a morphological and functional adaptation of peri-implant cervical tissues. Humans were able to mimic nature. Osseointegrated implants imitate natural teeth: half inside the alveolar bone and half in the oral environment. Peri-implant junctional epithelium takes the epidermal growth factor near neighboring bones which is reabsorbed in an inclined manner. his process is unavoidable and occurs regardless of implant design, type and commercial brand. hree-dimensionally, peri-implant cervical bone resembles a saucer and might be afected by surgery, the type of bone, implant design, occlusal load, time of use, sanitization and several other factors. Nevertheless, denying the process means ignoring some features of bone biopathology. All 206 human bones are round-shaped and, for this reason, do not allow straight angles at their borders and limits.

Keywords: Saucerization. Peri-implant cervical bone loss. Peri-implant cervical bone remodeling. Osseointegration.

How to cite: Consolaro A. Saucerization: a natural mechanism of peri-implant cervical adaptation. Dental Press Implantol. 2014 Oct-Dec;8(4):8-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2237-650X.8.4.008-015.exp

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