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Periosteal Transposition Flap for Graft Coverage and Ridge Preservation in the Aesthetic Zone

Kermani, Hamed DMD; Tabrizi, Reza DMD

doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001907
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Implant treatment in esthetic zone has been challenging for a long time. To achieve the best results optimum amounts of alveolar bone and soft tissue especially attached gingiva is needed. We presented the use of inverted periosteal flap which is a periosteal transposition flap in an esthetic zone. This flap may play a significant role in ridge augmentation and socket preservation in the esthetic zone and could be considered as an alternative for other local flaps. This flap provides sufficient-soft tissue coverage and reduces the risk of dehiscence.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Reza Tabrizi, OMFS Ward Shahid Beheshti Dental School, Velenjak, Tehran, Iran; E-mail:

Received 21 December, 2014

Accepted 22 March, 2015

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2015 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.