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Periodontal Surgery to Manage a Soft Tissue Ridge Defect in Preparation for a Fixed Prosthesis

If a soft tissue defect (1) is present in an area where a fixed bridge is planned, periodontal plastic surgical procedures can be performed to eliminate soft tissue concavities, thus making the final prosthesis much more aesthetic.

In this example, a large soft-tissue defect (1) was eliminated by using a connective tissue graft (2). Notice how the lip side concavity was changed to a convexity so that a final fixed bridge becomes indistinguishable from the natural teeth. These procedures are done under local anesthesia in our office with your comfort in mind.

Soft Tissue Defect

Original Removeable Partial Denture

Graft has eliminated the defect

Final Fixed Bridge