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    Has anyone here ever noticed that when you do a ridge augmentation procedure for implant placement, that if the bone graft doesn’t take, you often get this great bed of soft tissue? I’ve had a few cases where the tissue was dense enough to fool me into thinking I had bone.

    I’m wondering if there is any way to use this for cases where you want only soft tissue augmentation. One case in particular ( sorry, no photos) where I tried to widen a ridge but could not, resulted in one of the best pontic sites I’ve ever seen. The referring doctor even called to thank me for giving him such a good pontic site. I didn’t have the guts ( or the character! ) to tell him the result was inadvertent.



    I have seen that on my Infuse/Mesh cases. Not nearly as much with other ones. Most often, I find the thinnest ridges have the thinnest keratinized tissue over them. The only extra thickness I get is that of the resorbable barrier.


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