The tongue flap is a hardy flap that is routinely utilized by oral and maxillofacial surgeons to cover intraoral defects. It has not been previously described as a method for keratinized soft tissue coverage in conjunction with dental implant placement. In this article, we describe use of a tongue flap in the closure of a chronic anterior maxillary dehiscence and to provide keratinized soft tissue coverage for anterior dental implants.
Tongue Flap for Keratinized Soft Tissue Coverage Around Dental Implants: A Case Report and Discussion
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Kevin Yen, Stewart Lazow, Joshua Segal; Tongue Flap for Keratinized Soft Tissue Coverage Around Dental Implants: A Case Report and Discussion. J Oral Implantol 1 June 2019; 45 (3): 223–226. doi: https://doi.org/10.1563/aaid-joi-D-18-00140
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