Alternative soft tissue management techniques in posterior region of immediate implant
Palavras-chave:tissue conditioning; oral surgical procedures; dental implants.
Management of soft tissues in posterior region after immediate implant placement is a treatment widely performed in the dentists’ clinical practice. However, due to many particularities of this kind of treatment it is still considered a great challenge. Objective: In this way, the aim of this paper is to report three cases that describe an alternative and simpler direct technique of customized immediate posterior healing abutment after immediate implant placement. Case report: The cases were performed using an alternative technique of customized immediate posterior healing abutment, which aims to guide the peri-implant tissue healing, preserving the anatomic emergence form and avoiding the need of a second surgery. Conclusion: We could observe that customized healing abutments assist in tissue stability, facilitate hygiene during the healing period, reduce the number of surgery steps, reduce the amount of consultations for tissue conditioning and it is a more cost-effective treatment for the patient and professional.