Multiple factors influence the success of implant surgery. These include careful treatment planning, a command of the basic surgical techniques common to all oral surgery procedures, and the ability to perform these procedures atraumatically.
One such procedure is closure of any soft tissue flaps that were elevated during surgery. The aim of flap closure is to reposition the soft tissues in a good anatomical position.
Satisfactory closure of surgical wounds promotes healing and reduces complications such as wound breakdown, dehiscence, and infection.
These factors play an important role in achieving successful and esthetic surgical outcomes.
This module will focus on flap closure for oral surgery related to implant procedures.
After completing this ITI Academy Module, you should be able to…
describe the general principles of surgical flap closure, including the process of wound healing
describe the principles of surgical flap closure following extractions
describe the principles of surgical flap closure for implant surgery
explain the complications associated with flap closure