Guided gingival growth

Guided gingival growth to increase keratinized tissue

Basically just using a healing abutment that isn’t quiet tall enough for it to stick all the way out.  A 2-3mm tall healing abutment is often ideal.  An incision is made to uncover implant, healing abutment is placed, and tissue is sutured up and over.  Tissue heals almost over and 4 weeks later a new taller abutment is placed pushing all the extra tissue to the buccal.

guided gingival growthFor teeth that need a dental implant and have little keratinized tissue to start with one can use this method pre-extraction to gain tissue.

Source of this information can be found in dentistry today

 

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