Soft tissue dehiscence coverage around endosseous implants: a prospective cohort study

Burkhardt, Rino; Joss, Andreas; Lang, Niklaus Peter (2008). Soft tissue dehiscence coverage around endosseous implants: a prospective cohort study. Clinical oral implants research, 19(5), pp. 451-7. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2007.01497.x

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AIM: To evaluate the healing outcome of soft tissue dehiscence coverage at implant sites. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten patients with one mucosal recession defect at an implant site and a contralateral unrestored clinical crown without recession were recruited. The soft tissue recessions were surgically covered using a coronally advanced flap in combination with a free connective tissue graft. Healing was studied at 1, 3 and 6 months post-operatively. RESULTS: Soft tissue dehiscences were covered with a coronal overcompensation of the flap margin up to 1.2 mm after the procedure. After 1 month, the coverage shrank to a mean of 75%, after 3 months to 70% and after 6 months to 66%. CONCLUSIONS: The implant sites revealed a substantial, clinically significant improvement following coronal mucosal displacement in combination with connective tissue grafting, but in none of the sites, a could complete implant soft tissue dehiscence coverage be achieved.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Periodontology
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Division of Fixed Prosthodontics (discontinued)

UniBE Contributor:

Burkhardt, Rino; Joss, Andreas and Lang, Niklaus Peter

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0905-7161

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:02

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1600-0501.2007.01497.x

PubMed ID:

18371102

Web of Science ID:

000254989200003

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.26800

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/26800 (FactScience: 88756)

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