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Volume 15 , Issue 4
July/August 1995

Pages 405-411


Strip gingival autograft used to correct mucogingival problems around implants

Han/Klokkevold/Takei


PMID: 8593990
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0132

This case report describes the use of a strip gingival autograft to transplant narrow strips of keratinized gingiva around dental implants. Replacement of unattached, nonkeratinized mucosa with keratinized gingiva resulted in firmly attached gingiva and an improved seal around implants that was healthier and more ressitat to imflammation. The strip gingival autograft technique is a simple surgery that results in less discomfort for the patient and provides predictable results.


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