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The Use of Free Gingival Soft Tissue to Improve Implant/Soft Tissue Interface The Use of Free Gingival Soft Tissue to Improve Implant/Soft Tissue Interface

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Michael D. Lefkove, DDS, Jerry J. Garnick, DDS

Date Added:

1/1/1994


Summary:

Various techniques for the placement of different types of dental implants have evolved to the point where predictable bone-to-implant integration occurs if proper surgical technique is followed. The soft-tissue adaptation to the implant abutment is the first line of defense to prevent the development of peri-implantitis and subsequent bone loss. Given that there is a tenuous protective seal around dental implants, the rationale for soft-tissue augmentation around dental implants to provide an improved, tightly adapted implant/soft-tissue interface definitely exists.

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