In general, more favorable soft tissue attachment around zirconia than around titanium, with blood circulation similar to that around natural tooth.
Less plaque attachment on zirconia due to smoother surface compared to titanium. 2-3,8-9
Aspiration-security thanks to integrated screw.
Color-coding to clearly identify the corresponding prosthetic platform.
Ceramic abutments for the healing phase.
Final restoration using Straumann® Cares® ceramic options.
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