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Volume 16 , Issue 6
November/December 2001

Utilization of a Plastic Washer to Prevent Auricular Prosthesis Abutment Overgrowth: Report of a Case and Description of a Technique

Sam Wiseman, MD/Gustavo Tapia, DMD/Norman Schaaf, DDS/Maureen Sullivan, DDS/Thom Loree, MD

PMID: 11769840

Skin overgrowth of auricular implant abutments can be a difficult and frustrating problem, leading to multiple procedures and delaying the placement of a definitive prosthesis. In the present patient, plastic rings or “washers” were employed to successfully deal with this problem. A discussion of the management of peri-implant soft tissues is presented. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 2001;16: 880–882)

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