Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry

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

A pre-prosthetic soft tissue augmentation using a simplified technique


Tanya Jadhav1, Jothi Varghese1, Jyoti Hassija2, GS Bhat1, KM Bhat1 
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

Correspondence Address:
Jothi Varghese
Department of Periodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka
India

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.



How to cite this article:
Jadhav T, Varghese J, Hassija J, Bhat G S, Bhat K M. A pre-prosthetic soft tissue augmentation using a simplified technique.J Interdiscip Dentistry 2012;2:138-140


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Jadhav T, Varghese J, Hassija J, Bhat G S, Bhat K M. A pre-prosthetic soft tissue augmentation using a simplified technique. J Interdiscip Dentistry [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Jul 20 ];2:138-140
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