Soft tissue management
"Emergence profile" from implant collar
The machined collar of Thommen implants is the principle: the bone lying below is protected by the attachment of the soft tissue to the machined collar: remodeling processes during the healing phase and after a prosthetic restoration remain controllable, and esthetic results are easier to plan.
Through the skilful selection of the implant collar length in combination with suitable vertical positioning of the implant, in some cases the soft tissue conditioning can be defined virtually by the surgeon's work alone. This potentially also reduces the number of prosthetic components necessary and reduces the number of treatment sessions.
For conventional soft tissue conditioning with gingival formers standardized gingival formers in different heights and an adjustable/customizable gingival former are available.
The use of a final abutment (e.g. EASY or VARIOmulti Abutments) at the beginning stage of the implant treatment facilitates soft tissue healing around the final tooth replacement and thus produces an optimal emergence profile.
Soft tissue modeling is also possible with the assistance of temporary abutments.