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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138-140

A pre-prosthetic soft tissue augmentation using a simplified technique


1 Department of Periodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Jothi Varghese
Department of Periodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.100610

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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. Clinical Relevance to Interdisciplinary Dentistry
  1. Role of pre-prosthetic periodontal surgery to achieve improved aesthetics.
  2. Use of Connective tissue graft and PRF for a more predictable outcome. This simple technique enabled the simultaneous preparation and augmentation of the ridge.


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