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Volume 30 , Issue 1
January/February 2010

Pages 97-101

The Keyhole Access Expansion Technique for Flapless Implant Stage-Two Surgery: Technical Note

Arndt Happe, DDS, Dr Med Dent/Gerd Körner, DMD, Dr Med Dent/Andreas Nolte

PMID: 20224836
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0899

In addition to osseointegration and restoration of function, patient satisfaction is a key element in the success of implant therapy. Especially in the esthetic zone, an essential part of the procedure aims at creating a definitive implant restoration that cannot be distinguished from the adjacent natural teeth. The present patient shows that, after localized ridge defects are reconstructed during implant surgery, a favorable esthetic and functional result can be achieved employing the keyhole access expansion technique for stage-two surgery, which is easy to perform, safe, and minimally invasive. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2010;30:97–101.)

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