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Soft tissue esthetics

Some cases are more challenging than others

Patients with thin keratinized mucosa are one of them. A common concern is the esthetic end-result as the titanium components may shine through the soft tissue. But it may also raise concerns about the long-term outcome and efforts in managing soft tissue retractions. 

Regain the width of keratinized mucosa 

OsseoSpeed Profile implants have demonstrated a statistically significant increase in the width of keratinized mucosa in patients with compromised soft tissue (width ≤ 2 mm at the postoperative visit). This unique prospective, multi-center study included 24 centers and followed the 238 implants for 2-years.

Learn more - newly published results >

Image 1 : Cementation of crown.

Image 2 : 1-year follow-up. Increased width of the gingiva and regeneration of the papillae.

Image 3 : 2-year follow-up.

Image 4 : 3-year follow-up. An increase in width of the peri-implant mucosa.

Courtesy of Dr. Nölken, Germany

Case images from Dr. Nölken

We have seen a great deal of improvement on the peri-implant soft tissue in our research follow-up. This allows us to achieve a good esthetic outcome for patients with thin biotypes.

PD Dr. Robert Nölken, Germany

360-degree bone preservation with the OsseoSpeed Profile EV implant

How it works - 360° bone preservation and soft tissue esthetics

It is a clinical reality that the bone crest resorbs after tooth extraction or tooth loss. It is also well-known that remodeling is more pronounced on the buccal side than on the lingual side, often resulting in a sloped alveolar ridge.

Placing a conventional implant in a sloped ridge can result in loss of bone and soft tissue height as well as discoloration of the soft tissue margin, which negatively affects the esthetics.

Preserving the buccal and lingual marginal bone in a sloped ridge situation positively influences mesial and distal marginal bone levels, which, in combination, optimizes soft tissue esthetics.

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