Do we really understand Profiling?
I still talk with people that insist that a custom emergence profile is a necessity for aesthetic reasons.
My opinion is that we can get the best aesthetic result with the worse available biologic design (ridge lap), the same like food..the more unhealthy the better it tastes. The problem is that the aesthetic result of this type of prosthesis does not last because the implant will not last.
Emergence and Cervical profile are biologically important for long term stable results. Many studies and consensus reports have established this from even back in the 90's.
The increased rates of peri-implantitis MUST make us reconsider.
Here is a case with narration as an introduction for an upcoming lecture in DentalXp that I am finalising.
I hope I will make you reconsider the importance of tissue profiling.