Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Alveolar ridge augmentation

Soft and hard tissue ridge augmentation around dental implant surgical site

Faris M. Alqahtani

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 917-921

Recently dental Implant therapy has become a widely accepted treatment option for thereplacement of missing teeth.According to available literature, successful maintenance and regeneration of the keratinized gingiva and bonewhich are lost following tooth extraction at implant site is very important for long term survival of implant. In present case report, A 24-year-old Saudi femalestudent, was referred to replace her missing tooth #46. Through clinical and radiographic examination revealed inadequate keratinized gingiva and horizontalbone loss in the area of #46. After phase I therapy, soft tissue augmentation was achieved by using free gingival autograft.After three months of healing, we placed the dental implant with hard tissue augmentation by using xenograft. Six months post-operative follow-up yielded positive results with respect to esthetic and function. Prosthetic rehabilitation of the implant was done with a ceramic crown for reestablishment of masticatory function. A comprehensive treatment planning is essential for achieving positive outcomes. The presence of a bunch of soft and hard tissue improves long term survival ofimplant and makes plaque maintenance easier around it.