Aim: To provide an overview on the biology and soft tissue wound healing around teeth and dental implants.
Material and Methods: This narrative review focuses on cell biology and histology of soft tissue wounds around natural teeth and dental implants.
Results and conclusions: The available data indicate that:
(a) Oral wounds follow a similar pattern.
(b) The tissue specificities of the gingival, alveolar and palatal mucosa appear to be innately and not necessarily functionally...
Authors: A Sculean, R Gruber, DD Bosshardt