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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 32 (2012), No. 2     16. Mar. 2012
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 32 (2012), No. 2  (16.03.2012)

Page 213-222, PubMed:22292145


Peri-implant Soft Tissue Level Secondary to a Connective Tissue Graft in Conjunction with Immediate Implant Placement: A 2-Year Follow-up Report of 11 Consecutive Cases
Lee, Yong-Moo / Kim, Do-Young / Kim, Jin Y. / Kim, Su-Hwan / Koo, Ki-Tae / Kim, Tae-Il / Seol, Yang-Jo
The purpose of this case series was to evaluate secondary soft tissue level changes of a single-stage surgical protocol combining immediate implant placement and connective tissue grafting in maxillary incisors associated with gingival recession defects. Ten patients underwent the proposed combined treatment consisting of 11 single-tooth implant restorations. Peri-implant soft tissue level and the width of keratinized gingiva were evaluated at baseline, the time of implant restoration connection, and 2 years postrestoration. All parameters used to assess esthetic outcomes showed improvements. The proposed clinical procedure can be considered an alternative approach to achieving an ideal esthetic anterior restoration.