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Forum Implantologicum 12 (2016), No. 2     16. Nov. 2016
Forum Implantologicum 12 (2016), No. 2  (16.11.2016)

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Xenografts vs. Autografts for Soft Tissue Augmentation around Dental Implants
Mühlemann, Sven / Jung, Ronald / Thoma, Daniel
Dental implants have proven to be a successful treatment option in fully and partially edentulous patients, rendering long-term functional and esthetic outcomes with peri-implant tissue stability. Apart from regenerative procedures on the level of the bone, an optimization of the peri-implant soft tissues is desired. These procedures are usually performed prior to implant placement or prior to the prosthetic phase. Various surgical techniques were described to augment soft tissue volume and keratinized tissue around dental implants including the use of autogenous grafts and soft tissue substitutes.

Keywords: Soft tissue augmentation, keratinized tissue, substitute, xenogenic, autogenous, dental implants