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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 16 (2001), No. 6     15. Dec. 2001
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 16 (2001), No. 6  (15.12.2001)

Page 880-882


Utilization of a Plastic Washer to Prevent Auricular Prosthesis Abutment Overgrowth: Report of a Case and Description of a Technique
Wiseman, Sam / Tapia, Gustavo / Schaaf, Norman / Sullivan, Maureen / Loree, Thom
Skin overgrowth of auricular implant abutments can be a difficult and frustrating problem, leading to multiple procedures and delaying the placement of a definitive prosthesis. In the present patient, plastic rings or "washers" were employed to successfully deal with this problem. A discussion of the management of peri-implant soft tissues is presented.