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Pract Proced Aesthet Dent. 2004 Sep;16(8):599-606; quiz 608.

Rotated palatal flaps: A functional and aesthetic solution in endentulous sites.

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Department of Periodontology, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.


Resorption of alveolar process generally occurs following tooth extraction, and this process may cause a variety of jaw deformities. Bone deformities in the aesthetic zone impair the appearance, quality, and prognosis of the definitive restoration. The rotated palatal flap is a surgical modality that can be used to reduce or prevent alveolar resorption and assist in the repairing of exisiting defects. This presentation demonstrates the application of the rotated palatal flap in a variety of clinical cases as a means of addressing such resorption.

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