Gingival augmentation for osseointegrated implant prostheses

Parel SM, Balshi TJ, Sullivan DY, Cardenas ER.

J Prosthet Dent. 1986 Aug;56(2):208-11.

A method of solving some problems inherent with osseointegrated implant prosthesis has been presented. A removable flange can reestablish lip support or block escape of unwanted air while allowing the access necessary for competent hygiene procedures. Overdentures may be indicated to provide the prosthetic gingival surface necessary for adequate food control or speech.

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