Soft Tissue Management with Periosteum Amputation Technique
Published on: 2014-06-12
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.