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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2006.060090
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1717-1722
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


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.