Three dimensional socket preservation: a technique for soft tissue augmentation along with socket grafting
1 Dept. of Periodontics, Dental School, Shahid beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran
2 Dept. of Periodontics, Dental School, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
3 Private Practice, Tehran, Iran
Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2012, 6:3 doi:10.1186/1750-1164-6-3Published: 27 April 2012
A cursory review of the current socket preservation literatures well depicts the necessity of further esthetic considerations through the corrective procedures of the alveolar ridge upon and post extraction. A new technique has been described here is a rotational pedicle combined epithelialized and connective tissue graft (RPC graft) adjunct with immediate guided tissue regeneration (GBR) procedure.
We reviewed this technique through a case report and discuss it’s benefit in compare to other socket preservation procedures.
The main advantages of RPC graft would be summarized as follows: stable primary closure during bone remodeling, saving or crating sufficient vestibular depth, making adequate keratinized gingiva on the buccal surface, and being esthetically pleasant.