Soft tissue management techniques for implant dentistry: a clinical guide.

Research paper by A L AL Heller, R L RL Heller, G G Cook, R R D'Orazio, J J Rutkowski

Indexed on: 08 Feb '02Published on: 08 Feb '02Published in: The Journal of oral implantology


Establishing nontension primary closure over implant and bone-grafted sites begins with proper soft tissue management. This paper will demonstrate the various soft tissue flap designs required to optimize postsurgical wound healing. Simple and advanced flap management techniques are described in a step-by-step manner utilizing drawings to show each step-by-step surgical procedure. Management of postoperative soft tissue complications will also be addressed.