Sunrays Cuts Technique

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Posted on By cobi landsberg In Soft Tissue Enhancement

The technique usually combines dual incision designs:

1.External 4-5 short (1-2 mm) “cuts” placed around the tissue sleeve (“sunrays cuts”) and reach deep to the implant head.
2.Inner horizontal cuts (sometimes a complete circular cut) done 2-3 mm submarginally to a depth of 1-2 mm.

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Interesting and innovative trick. Thank you for posting.


thanks (:


Very Cool Technique. It appears to be an option to developing the ST contour over time with addition of composite. I guess a drawback would be that your contour must be correct so that the buccal gingival heigth ends up at the correct level with the adjacent tooth. Did you have a learning curve on this? Thanks!!


Thanks Terry,
Your comments are precise.
The steps are as follows (consider as suggestions...) :
1. prepare transitional with "final" ST profiles. the SCT. the transitional with light pressure and see where it stops.
4. Reduce (narrow) the ST contours of the crown so eventually only gentle stresses to the tissues will remain upon full sitting of the crown on the implant.
5.Add composite in 2-4 consecutive sessions till you get the desired final contours.

All in all- the main aim of the SCT is to reduce amount of ST component removals... (we know its good for the tissues..).
It also increases tissue height more predictably.

Please consider that the SCT is good only when you get to the point where you got plenty of tissues around the healing abutment. Otherwise you might need flaps etc...


Thanks Cobi for the trick!!


With pleasure my friend. I suggest you read my comment to Terry above..


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