J Periodontal Implant Sci.  2018 Jun;48(3):193-200. 10.5051/jpis.2018.48.3.193.

Guided bone regeneration using K-incision technique

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Periodontology, Seoul National University School of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. guy@snu.ac.kr
  • 2BK21 Plus Program, Dental Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The present study describes 3 patients with chronic periodontitis and consequent vertical resorption of the alveolar ridge who were treated using implant-based restoration with guided bone regeneration (GBR).
METHODS
After extraction of a periodontally compromised tooth, vertical bone augmentation using a K-incision was performed at the healed, low-level alveolar ridge.
RESULTS
The partial-split K-incision enabled soft tissue elongation without any change in buccal vestibular depth, and provided sufficient keratinized gingival tissue during GBR.
CONCLUSIONS
Within the limits of this study, the present case series demonstrated that the novel K-incision technique was effective for GBR and allowed normal implant-based restoration and maintenance of a healthy periodontal condition. However, further long-term follow-up and a large-scale randomized clinical investigation should be performed to evaluate the feasibility of this technique.

Keyword

Alveolar bone loss; Bone regeneration; Dental Implant; Guided tissue regeneration

MeSH Terms

Alveolar Bone Loss
Alveolar Process
Bone Regeneration*
Chronic Periodontitis
Dental Implants
Follow-Up Studies
Guided Tissue Regeneration
Humans
Tooth
Dental Implants
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