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Soft Tissue Recession Around Implants Soft Tissue Recession Around Implants

Author(s):

André P. Saadoun, DDS, MS;Bernard Touati, DDS, MS

Date Added:

1/1/2007


Summary:

When treatment with dental implants is indicated, an accurate diagnosis must be made to evaluate the clinical parameters and determine the optimal time for immediate or delayed (ie, early or late) implant placement and loading following tooth extraction. It is also important to identify complications and their implications on the aesthetic outcome.1 This article explains behavior of the hard and soft tissue around the implant, evaluates the timing of implant placement after extraction, and reviews various parameters that influence tissue marginal remodeling.

Learning Objectives:

This article discusses the importance of the hard and soft tissue’s condition surrounding the implant site and how this can be affected by the timing of the extraction. Upon reading this article, the reader should:

  • Understand how the papilla height, biologic width, and adjacent teeth can affect the success of an implant.
  • Realize why immediate implantation can be more conservative and is the technique that may prove to be the most successful.


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