Dental Implants – The Issue with The Tissue
The soft tissue around dental implants does not behave in the same way as the tissue around natural teeth. The combination of reduced vasculature, less collagen fibre, and the lack of attachment adds up to a less robust support system for the implant. If not managed carefully, this can lead to implant exposure and bone loss.
In this presentation-style interview, Dr. Hoda Hosseini, a Periodontist from Winnipeg, talks to Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, about the role of soft tissue in the success of dental implants. She explains the importance of both the height and the thickness of soft tissue in preventing common implant complications, and presents a series of case studies to demonstrate how soft tissue can be managed effectively to optimize the success of implant restorations.
We hope you find the conversation useful. We welcome your thoughts, questions and/or suggestions about this post and other topics. Leave a comment in the box below or send us your feedback by email.
Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team
- Biologic Width Around Implants. An Evidence-Based Review (PDF)
- The influence of submerged healing abutment or subcrestal implant placement on soft tissue thickness and crestal bone stability. A 2-year randomized clinical trial (PDF)
- The influence of mucosal tissue thickening on crestal bone stability around bone-level implants. A prospective controlled clinical trial (PDF)