Esthetic improvement of the smile is an everyday request by patients, and it usually concerns gingival recession. Today we can utilize several surgical techniques that yield very good results both in terms of root coverage and esthetic improvement. An ideal technique, however, should solve the problem of an entire surgical quadrant or entire arch in just one surgery. The multiple coronally advanced flap has been proven to be effective and to produce stable results for the treatment of multiple gingival recessions affecting teeth in esthetic areas of the mouth, and these successful root coverage results can be achieved irrespective of the number of recessions simultaneously treated during the surgical intervention and the amount of keratinized tissue apical to the defect. This presentation will discuss surgical details of the technique as well as modifications for overcoming specific problems.
Massimo De Sanctis, MD, DDS, MS, received his doctorate in medicine and doctorate in odontostomatology from the University of Florence and his master of science degree in periodontology from Boston University. He is currently a professor of periodontology at the University of Siena in Italy. He is a past president of the Italian Society of Periodontology and the Italian Coordinating Committee for the Scientific Societies, a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry, and a member of the American Academy of Periodontology. He was also president of the Congress Europerio 2 in Florence and a member of the organizing committees of the Congress Europerio 5 in Madrid and the European Federation of Periodontology.
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