Enhancing root eminence and papilla contour using single, contoured, subepithelial connective tissue autografts for recession coverage

Donald E. Lareau, James E. Hinrichs, Georgios A. Kotsakis

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Abstract

Current techniques using autogenous soft tissue in periodontal plastic surgery have limitations in the number of teeth that can be treated and may result in suboptimal esthetic results. The innovative use of single, contoured grafts reported in this article overcomes the drawbacks associated with these techniques by more efficient use of available donor tissue. Autogenous tissue is used to graft each individual tooth, leaving the interdental areas uncovered. Multiple teeth-in some cases an entire arch-can be treated in one session, providing consistent and predictable reestablishment of the normal scalloped gingival architecture and convex root eminence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)750-757
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Periodontics

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