Nowadays soft tissue stability around dental implants has nearly the same impact compared to a correct hard tissue management. Scientific data of soft tissue thickness and width of keratinized tissue for functional and aesthetic long-term implant health will be given and discussed.
There are different treatment steps when soft tissue augmentation can be realized. These options will be shown and the best point of time presented.
Based on failures, corrections of hard- and soft tissue defects with different soft tissue techniques on already restored implants will be demonstrated.
- which soft tissue thickness is essential for aesthetic and functional success
- which width of keratinized tissue would be ideal
- when is the best moment to correct soft tissue deficiencies