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Volume 31 , Issue 5
September/October 2011

Pages 505513


Management of a Coronally Advanced Lingual Flap in Regenerative Osseous Surgery: A Case Series Introducing a Novel Technique

Marco Ronda, MD, DD/Claudio Stacchi, DDS, MSc


PMID: 21845245
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.1011

One of the crucial factors in the success of guided bone regeneration procedures is the correct management of the soft tissues. This allows for stable primary wound closure without tension, which can result in premature exposure of the augmentation area, jeopardizing the final outcome. The use of vertical and periosteal incisions to passivate buccal and lingual flaps in the posterior mandible is often limited by anatomical factors. This paper reports on a series of 69 consecutive cases introducing a novel surgical technique to release and advance the lingual flap coronally in a safe and predictable manner. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2011;31:505513.)


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