Suturing in Dental Implants

The innovators at surgical specialties consider suturing a healing art and an exacting science that must be mastered with the finest contemporary tools. Suturing is a method of wound closure which is used to promote healing by eliminating dead space, re-aliging tissue planes and holding skin edges until they have healed by first intention.

Establishing nontension primary closure of various soft tissue flaps is paramount for optimal postsurgical wound healing. Also paramount to clinical success is a thorough understanding of the various techniques of surgery, suturing and the materials currently available to ensure the desired clinical results. Sutures do their finest work when they heal without complications and leave withour a trace.

By:
Dr. Maria Lilia R Alcantara
St Jude Hospital Dental Department Section of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology

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