The influence of soft-tissue volume grafting on the maintena
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Soft-tissue volume grafting employing autogenous connective tissue graft (CTG) has a beneficial effect on peri-implant tissue health and stability, finds a recent study published by the International Journal of Implant Dentistry.

This study was aimed to investigate the influence of soft-tissue volume grafting employing autogenous connective tissue graft (CTG) simultaneous to implant placement on peri-implant tissue health and stability.

This cross-sectional observational study enrolled 19 patients having dental implants placed with simultaneous soft-tissue volume grafting using CTG (test), and 36 selected controls matched for age and years in function, who underwent conventional implant therapy (i.e., without soft-tissue volume grafting). Clinical outcomes (i.e., plaque index (PI), bleeding on probing (BOP), probing depth (PD), and mucosal recession (MR)) and frequency of peri-implant diseases were evaluated in both groups.

Significant differences between test and control groups at the patient level were noted for median BOP and PD scores, respectively. The prevalence of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis amounted to 42.1% and 5.3% in the test and to 52.8% and 13.9% in the control group, respectively.

In particular, simultaneous soft-tissue grafting using CTG had a positive effect on the maintenance of peri-implant health.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40729-021-00295-1
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