Soft tissue management

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Four reasons to choose tissue-level implants for posterior sites

Tissue-level implants have a long history and are still relevant for today’s practice in implant dentistry. Although bone-level implants dominate the implant market nowadays, the significant advantages of tissue-level implants are still valid, especially when restoring the posterior non-esthetic region. While advocating caution in the use of tissue level implants,

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Is my flap passive enough?

Soft tissue management is a crucial aspect of any bone augmentation procedure, since wound dehiscence is detrimental to new bone formation. Looking at the data in the literature, this is not so rare, indeed an incidence of dehiscence around 12-20% has been recently reported for vertical bone augmentation with guided

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Dental soft tissue management

Soft tissue contour management of implant-supported restorations

Introduction Implant-supported restorations have been the standard of care for the past 30 years. In the beginning, the success criteria were mainly related to the survival of restorations over time (Albrektsson et al. 1986). This definition, however, has evolved in such a way that health, function, and esthetics are also

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Dental soft tissue management

Soft tissue management around dental implants

Peri-implant soft tissue management has emerged as a concern over the last decade. Modern implant dentistry should pursue not only osteointegration and hard tissue stability, but also soft tissue stability. The “transmucosal attachment” acts as a mucosal seal, fundamental to the biological stability of the implant, and at the same

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