Jacobs Journal of Dentistry and Research

Soft Tissue Management with Periosteum Amputation Technique

Published on: 2014-06-12

Abstract

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the effect of using periosteum amputation on wound closure during immediate implants. Methods: 121 patients underwent immediate implants. The wound size of the soft tissue defect was measured. Labialbuccal periosteum amputation was employed in all patients with soft tissue defects to achieve tension-free wound closure.

Results: Mean soft tissue defect width was 8 ± 3 mm. Wound coverage success rate was 91%.

Conclusion: Periosteum amputation technique improves wound closure during immediate implants.

Keywords: Soft tissue; periosteum amputation; immediate implant; wound coverage

Keywords

Soft tissue; periosteum amputation; immediate implant; wound coverage