Edition V07N02 | Year 2013 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 81 to 90
Introduction: Connective tissue graft techniques are widely used previously and during placement and rehabilitation of dental implants with the purpose of obtaining satisfactory esthetic results. However, surgical techniques are not the only options for correcting tissue volume deficiencies.
Objectives: The aim of this article is to present through a clinical case, the slow orthodontic extrusion, the semilunar incision during the implant second surgical stage and the use of composite resin flow for soft tissue conditioning in three phases: the ovate pontic, the polymer healing abutment and the provisional crown on the implant.
Results: Slow orthodontic extrusion promoted better leveling in the gingival collar height. Semilunar incision favored the displacement of the buccal mucosal tissue and the preservation of adjacent papillae. The composite resin flow proved to be easy to handle, in addition to having good polishing, which contributed to obtain an appropriate transmucosal profile.
Conclusion: After an 1-year follow-up, we concluded that the combined procedures not only aided to yield esthetic peri-implant results, but also contributed to the practice of a minimally invasive Implantology.