|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
December, 2019, Vol. 21, No. 4
An in vitro evaluation of microleakage of class V composite restorations using universal adhesive under different level of cavity moisture conditions
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The use of a porcine-derived collagen matrix for vertical soft tissue augmentation. A case report
Algirdas Puišys1, Andrius Jonaitis2, Eglė Vindašiūtė1, Saulius Žukauskas3, Tomas Linkevičius1
Soft tissue augmentation is a well-established procedure employed in a diverse range of applications such as soft tissue thickening, keratinized tissue augmentation, improvement of the esthetics of existing dental implants and teeth, and crestal bone preservation around implants.
This case report describes a technique for the augmentation of vertically thin soft tissue in the lower jaw posterior area. At the time of the implant placement, after measuring the soft tissue thickness, soft tissues were augmented with a porcine accellular dermal matrix (Mucoderm, Botiss Biomaterials, Germany). After 2 months, during the second stage surgery, the implant was exposed and the soft tissue thickness was measured.
Key words: porcine-derived collagen matrix, xenogenic membrane, tissue thickening.
Received: 03 03 2018
Accepted for publishing: 24 12 2019
1Private Clinic "Vilnius Implantology Center", Vilnius Research Group, Vilnius, Lithuania
2Private Clinic "Doc. J. Jonaicio odontologijos klinika", Kaunas, Lithuania
3Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
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