Soft tissue healing. (a, b) Clinical view 1 week post-op. The hemostatic dressing material at the top of the exposed grafted socket is already washed out. However, the grafting material is stable and the soft tissue starts to proliferate over it; (c) clinical view 4 months post-op. The site is covered with newly formed epithelium, and the buccal keratinized soft tissue and the dimensions of the ridge are adequately preserved, while the mucogingival junction is not displaced.