Kazanjian Flap an alternative flap design for special cases
This patient required a ridge split technique to place 2 implants in the 7 and the 8 areas. However the patient had been wearing his denture non stop day and night and as a result had a clads 3 denture stomatitis. this means a very swollen and red and deep papillary swelling in the oxalate associated with the denture and most often secondarily infected by Candida albicans. An incision in the area of the crest may lead to tearing of the flap due tot he immature tissue in this area and hence poor sound healing and wound dehiscence. Suturing is difficult and it is almost impossible to oppose the flaps properly. This case shows the use of the Kazanjian flap as an alternative flap design to live the crestal part of the flap intact and allow us to suture only in healthy tissue in the buccal vestibule.