RESEARCH ARTICLE


Combined Soft and Hard Tissue Peri-Implant Plastic Surgery Techniques to Enhance Implant Rehabilitation: A Case Report



Esra Baltacıoğlu 1, Fatih Mehmet Korkmaz 2, Nilsun Bağış 3, Güven Aydın 1, Pınar Yuva 4, Yavuz Tolga Korkmaz 5, Bora Bağış *, 6
1 Department of Periodontology, Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Dentistry, Trabzon, Turkey
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Dentistry, Trabzon, Turkey
3 Department of Periodontology, Ankara University, Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara, Turkey
4 Beytepe Hospital, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
5 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Dentistry, Trabzon, Turkey
6 Department of Prosthodontics, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Faculty of Dentistry, Izmir, Turkey


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Abstract

This case report presents an implant-aided prosthetic treatment in which peri-implant plastic surgery techniques were applied in combination to satisfactorily attain functional aesthetic expectations. Peri-implant plastic surgery enables the successful reconstruction and restoration of the balance between soft and hard tissues and allows the option of implant-aided fixed prosthetic rehabilitation.

Keywords: Augmentation, dental implant, peri-implant plastic surgery, soft and hard tissue.