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Soft Tissue Procedures Related to Dental Implant Surgery Soft Tissue Procedures Related to Dental Implant Surgery

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD

Date Added:

8/1/1999


Summary:

Clinicians often encounter an insufficient amount of keratinized soft tissue in the proposed implant site. When this occurs, the question arises: Should the necessary softtissue manipulation be performed before, during, or after placement of the implant? There are three answers or scenarios for this question, according to Lee Silverstein, DDS, associate professor at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

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