1Private Practice, Brussels, Belgium
1Private Practice, Bleiswijk, The Netherlands
1Private Practice, Genova, Italy
*Corresponding author: Tzovairis Alexander, Private Practice, Brussels, Belgium, Rue des Aduatiques 25, 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium
Submission: December 20, 2021Published: March 14, 2022
Several techniques have been demonstrated in the bibliography for augmenting bone and soft tissue around dental implants. Adequate hard tissue volume and a correct, mimicking the nature, soft tissue configuration for the future prosthesis, assures stability and better prognosis of the implants in the long term. Nevertheless, achieving such an optimised result, is often related to a series of surgical invasive procedures that extend the length of treatment timeline and induce scar tissue formation. In this case report, a novel approach is introduced for simultaneous hard and soft tissue augmentation with the use of a well-documented cortical membrane for tissue augmentation adapted around a customise abutment for cervical profile generation. Two single implant site cases are presented. Each one is either related to a digital or analogue preparation of the customised abutment-Lamina membrane compound. Both cases showed optimised results in hard and soft tissue configuration after a healing period of at least 4 months. Further studies will be needed in the future to evaluate the efficacy of the proposed protocol in simultaneous hard and soft tissue augmentation during implant placement in edentulous sites.
Keywords: Lamina membrane; Customised abutments; Bone augmentation; Cervical profile; Dental implants