Widening of attached gingiva prior to implant placement
Aim: Widening of the attached gingiva using Geistlich Mucograft® for complex implant rehabilitation prior to augmentation and implant placement.
Conclusion: The use of Geistlich Mucograft® for widening of the attached gingiva shows a good increase of width around teeth and implants comparable with autologous grafts – with significantly reduced morbidity by avoiding the palate wound. The shrinkage of the xenogeneic collagen matrix is higher than that of a free gingival graft (FGG), so an overextension of the preparation and matrix is mandatory. The colour match is excellent and much better than with a FGG.