Flapless Dental Implant Surgery

I wanted to post a couple of photos from an implant I placed on Thursday. The implant was a Straumann bone level implant. The surgery was completed with a Simplant Surgiguide and the implant was placed without a flap through a 4.0 mm tissue punch. I have talked about this technique on my YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/phelandentalseminars and I wanted to share some photos from this case with everyone to illustrate how great the site looks post surgery using this approach. You will notice the only incision is the tissue punch and no sutures were required. I measured the stability with the Osstell and the implant showed excellent results with readings of 86 on the mesial and distal and 76 on the buccal and palatal.

I called the patient the next day and he told me it did not even feel like he had any surgery completed on the area! I really feel this technique is excellent for the patient providing you have an adequate ridge volume. Are you wondering how this ridge is so well preserved for the implant surgery? I will talk about the technique I use for ridge preservation at the time of the tooth extraction in a future post.

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