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Ahmed Elkhatib

Sydney, Australia

Clinical case description:

Gaining keratinised tissue with an autogenous strip graft and a collagen matrix in order to restore keratinised tissue around the implant site with minimal patient morbidity.

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<p>Initial situation, missing keratinized tissue.</p>

Initial situation, missing keratinized tissue.

<p>A 3mm wide and 1mm thick strip of FGG is harvested from the palate and sutured to the base of the flap.</p>

A 3mm wide and 1mm thick strip of FGG is harvested from the palate and sutured to the base of the flap.

<p>Geistlich Mucograft<sup>®</sup> inlay (cut to size) is sutured to the overlying periosteum covering the rest of exposed periosteum.</p>

Geistlich Mucograft® inlay (cut to size) is sutured to the overlying periosteum covering the rest of exposed periosteum.

<p>Healing after 3 months. Increase of the width of keratinised tissue of 6mm.</p>

Healing after 3 months. Increase of the width of keratinised tissue of 6mm.

Pre-surgery


					<p>Initial situation, missing keratinized tissue.</p>

Surgery


					<p>A 3mm wide and 1mm thick strip of FGG is harvested from the palate and sutured to the base of the flap.</p>

Outcome


					<p>Geistlich Mucograft<sup>®</sup> inlay (cut to size) is sutured to the overlying periosteum covering the rest of exposed periosteum.</p>

Follow-up after at least 6 months


					<p>Healing after 3 months. Increase of the width of keratinised tissue of 6mm.</p>