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A new case series has been published on the successful application of mucoderm® to vertically thicken the soft tissue around Straumann® bone level tapered (BLT) implants.
The study evaluated the suitability of mucoderm® to vertically thicken the soft tissue during implant placement, measured the increase of soft tissue thickness at second stage surgery and analysed histologically the tissue integration in overall 20 patients.
Results/Conclusion: The mean thickness increase was 1.8 +- 0.13 mm with complete integration of the matrix and vascularization as seen in the host connective tissue. No statistical differences were found.
mucoderm® was concluded to be a valid alternative for soft tissue grafting around dental implants.