The management of soft tissue defects using the "gingival shaving" technique.

Y. Zubery*, Y. Kornovsky, O. Moses

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A simple, effective technique is described for the correction of unfavourable gingival contour during post-surgical or pre-prosthetic procedures. Termed the "gingival shaving technique", it is conducted with high-speed course diamond burs. Results are relatively rapid and predictable, especially in cases where esthetics are most desirable. The technique can be performed by the periodontist or prosthodontist, and can be repeated until satisfactory gingival contour is achieved. Case selection, careful preparation, and post treatment management and care are essential for success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-70, 73-74, 77-78
JournalOral health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1992
Externally publishedYes


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