peri-implant soft tissue deficiency, narrow diameter implant (min implant), subepithelial connective tissue graft
Narrow diameter implants and mini-implants are preferred by dentists for restoration of missing teeth on narrow ridges. However, such implants are associated with long-term complications including soft tissue deficiencies. This case report describes a novel approach using a connective tissue graft to resolve peri-implant mucositis. A 66-year old male patient presented with inflammation and abscess in relation to a mini-implant, at the upper left incisor, on the facial aspect. Deficiencies of keratinized tissue and width of attached gingiva were observed. Surgical management was performed using subepithelial connective tissue. An 18-month follow up showed increased width of attached gingiva at the surgical site.
Kim, Jaewon DDS, MS, PhD and Maddi, Abhiram DDS MSc PhD
"Treatment of peri-implant soft tissue deficiency around a narrow diameter implant with subepithelial connective tissue graft: A case report,"
The New York State Dental Journal: Vol. 88:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/nysdj/vol88/iss2/6