Buccal peri-implant soft tissue augmentation by means of a porcine collagen matrix: A proof of concept technical note

Mario Beretta, Carlo Maiorana, Mattia Manfredini, Susanna Ferrario, Pier Paolo Poli

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Abstract

The quality and quantity of peri-implant soft tissues at the crestal portion of dental implants are important aspects to consider for a long-term successful implant-supported rehabilitation. Some relevant factors attributed to the implant health include mucosal thickness and keratinization. In this respect, many techniques and materials have been described to augment and improve buccal peri-implant soft tissues. Over the last few years, newly developed xenogeneic collagen matrices have been introduced in peri-implant plastic surgery to replace autogenous soft tissue grafts; however, data remain controversial so far. Thus, the purpose of the present report was to present a novel surgical technique conceived to augment buccal peri-implant soft tissues in combination with a volume-stable porcine collagen matrix. The rationale and the fundamental concepts that led to the use of a xenogeneic matrix to increase soft tissue volumes were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number93
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Biomaterials
  • Collagen matrix
  • Dental implants
  • Peri-implant plastic surgery
  • Soft tis-sues
  • Xenograft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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