The significance of keratinized mucosa on implant health: a systematic review.

  title={The significance of keratinized mucosa on implant health: a systematic review.},
  author={Guo-Hao Lin and Hsun-Liang Chan and Hom-Lay Wang},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  volume={84 12},
BACKGROUND Whether a minimal width of keratinized mucosa (KM) is required to maintain peri-implant tissue health has been a topic of interest. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to investigate the effect of KM on various peri-implant health-related parameters. METHODS An electronic search of five databases (from 1965 to October 2012) and a hand search of peer-reviewed journals for relevant articles were performed. Human cross-sectional or longitudinal studies with data on the… CONTINUE READING
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