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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.
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.