novel approach for soft tissue management in esthetic zone
Management of peri-implant soft tissue is as important as preserving the peri-implant bone level. Many techniques, approaches, and materials have been used to achieve healthy, keratinized, esthetic peri-implant soft tissue or correct/augment any deﬁciency in it.
Platelets rich ﬁbrin (PRF) or concentrated growth factors (CGF) is one of those materials that can be used to achieve soft tissue augmentation, especially in esthetic zone.
Osseointegration is no longer considered the only parameter upon it we can judge the success of the implant therapy.
Even preciseceramic duplication of the contour, shade, and translucency of natural dentition may still result in an aesthetic failure if the gingival proﬁle,
color and texture are compromised.
Therefore, the functional and aesthetic success of implant treatment in the anterior esthetic zone depends not only on the quality of the restoration but also on the ﬁnal aspect of the contour and stability of the marginal gingiva and the proximal papillae in harmony with the adjacent teeth.
- Soft tissue defects and its cause.
- Methods of PRF and CGF preparation.
- Diﬀerent techniques of soft tissue management.
- the New minimally invasive technique for soft tissue contour restoration.
- Ability to take the decision for soft tissue management for each case.