Histologic evaluation of implants following flapless and flapped surgery: A study in canines


Becker W., Wikesjo U. M. E. , Sennerby L., Qahash M., Hujoel P., Goldstein M., ...More

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.77, no.10, pp.1717-1722, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2006.060090
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1717-1722

Abstract

Background: Flapless surgery requires penetration of the alveolar mucosa and bone without reflection of mucoperiosteal flaps. Do these techniques force gingival tissue or foreign materials into osteotomies? If so, do such tissues or materials interfere with osseointegration? A proof-of-principle study using a canine model attempted to answer these questions.