Soft tissue management during implant maintenance

John W. Raptey, Michael P. Mills, Jay Wyfam

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Peri-implant soft tissue problems seen during the maintenance phase of implant therapy include an inadequate zone of keratinized tissue, mobility of grafted tissue, mucosal "pouching," gingivaf hyperplasia, gingivol fistulas, and gingivitis. Techniques to alleviate or reduce these problems include free soft tissue autografts, apically positioned flaps, reduction of tissue thickness by o flap procedure or gingivectomy, ond increased attention to the control of inflammation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-381
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Periodontics


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