IMPLANT SITE AUGMENTATION
Placement of implants which are a substitute for the natural teeth require healthy gums and healthy bone around them for better results.
Less amount of gums/soft tissue around implants:
Implants when placed in the mouth require a close environment for healing.
In absence of such closed environment implant failure may occur.To avoid such complications soft tissue covering implant becomes of paramount importance.
Sites donating the tissue become donor sites and those receiving tissue are recipient sites.Donor sites can be
Adjacent area to the implant site
Palatal tissue(tissue taken from patients own palate)
Alloplastic membrane (artificial membrane made up of polymers)
Alloderm membrane(artificial membrane made up of synthetic human material)
Depending upon the requirement substitutes are chosen and procedure is planned for a healthy implant for long term success.