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Soft Tissue Management on Pontic and Implant Sites Before Implants Insertion
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  • Carlos Jurado,
  • Luis Guzman,
  • Chin-Chuan Fu,
  • Mohammed E. Sayed,
  • Akimasa Tsujimoto
Carlos Jurado
Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
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Luis Guzman
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
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Chin-Chuan Fu
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
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Mohammed E. Sayed
Jazan University
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Akimasa Tsujimoto
Nihon University School of Dentistry Graduate School of Dentistry
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Abstract

This report demonstrates a method for shaping the soft-tissue of pontic and future implant sites before implants placement. After non-restorable teeth were extracted, soft-tissue was contoured to achieve ovate-shape on pontic and implant areas. These initial contouring procedures allowed the shape of the soft-tissue to be evaluated before implant placement.