A pre‑prosthetic soft tissue augmentation using a simplified technique

Jadhav, Tanya and Varghese, Jothi M and Hassija, Jyoti and Bhat, GS and Bhat, KM (2012) A pre‑prosthetic soft tissue augmentation using a simplified technique. Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, 2 (2). pp. 138-140.

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Despite the increased demands for single tooth implants, many patients still opt for fixed partial dentures to close the edentulous spaces. Prior to the replacement of missing teeth, aesthetic and physiologic corrections of edentulous areas are critical pre‑requisites. This case describes a simple method to enhance a localized buccal ridge defect and create an emergence profile in relation to the maxillary right premolar region, prior to the construction of a fixed partial denture. This technique involved using a connective tissue and platelet rich fibrin membrane for soft tissue augmentation, so as to obtain a natural form and maintain a healthy periodontium.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aesthetics, connective tissue graft, emergence profile, ovate pontic, platelet rich fibrin
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 04:19
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 04:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77451

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