Surgical flap for a dental implant

Surgical flap options for dental implants

Surgical flaps around dental implants are important if you hope to maintain natural looking tissue and papilla.

The modified dental implant surgical flap.

This flap can help form form a papilla between two dental implants.

Side by side implant uncovering

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Side by side dental implants

The esthetic buccal flap or aesthetic buccal flap for you fancy people.

Steigmann has most of the literature on this flap. It is the same flap one uses for apicoectomies. You can use this flap to treat a fenestration when doing an immediate dental implant or just doing some bone grafting post extraction. So for your buccal fenestrations, use an aesthetic buccal flap (ABF).

This is an example of the outline of an esthetic buccal flap.

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