Rotational Flap to Enhance Buccal Gingival Thickness and Implant Emergence Profile in the Esthetic Zone: Two Cases Reports
Mohammed Jasim AL-Juboori*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 284
Last Page: 293
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-11-284
Article History:Received Date: 20/12/2016
Revision Received Date: 16/03/2017
Acceptance Date: 12/05/2017
Electronic publication date: 30/06/2017
Collection year: 2017
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Many techniques have been developed to enhance the gingival thickness, gingival level and emergence profile around the implant in the esthetic zone.
In this study, a buccal rotational flap was used to improve the implant site in the esthetic zone and increase gingival tissue thickness.
Two cases involved the use of a rotational flap during second-stage implant surgery, one case involved the use of a temporary crown with a healing abutment, and another case involved the use of a healing abutment.
The cases were followed up until the final crown was placed. The implant site was improved in 2 cases; the gingival thickness increased, the gingival level was enhanced and the emergence profile was developed.
Many factors affect the results of a rotational flap; some factors are surgical, while others are prosthetic, biological and anatomical.