Treatment of multiple recession-type defects in a young patient with esthetic demands

R. Kolerman, J. Goultschin, M. Goldstein

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Abstract

Treatment of gingival recession has become an important therapeutic issue due to the increasing number of cosmetic demands from patients. Frequently, gingival recessions affect groups of adjacent teeth. In order to optimize the esthetic result all the contiguous recessions should be treated at the same time. The purpose of this article is to compare some techniques of root coverage in a patient with Miller class 1 recessions. A mean of 80% of root exposure was covered using the free gingival graft and free connective tissue graft with repositioned flap compared to 67% using coronally positioned flap over a connective tissue graft. In conclusion, partial root coverage and gingival augmentation with a good esthetic appearance were obtained by a one-step connective tissue graft procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-30, 77
JournalRefuat Hapeh Vehashinayim
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

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