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The International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry

Edited by Alessandro Devigus, DMD

Official journal of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry

ISSN 1862-0612


Summer 2012
Volume 7 , Issue 2

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Root Coverage With a Modified Lateral Sliding Flap - A Case Series

Fischer, Kai R. / Alaa, Khadiri / Schlagenhauf, Ulrich / Fickl, Stefan

Pages: 120 - 128
PMID: 22645727

The necessity of surgical root coverage is often encountered in daily clinical practice, mainly because of esthetic reasons. Despite the variety of available surgical techniques, delicate clinical scenarios may require refined surgical therapy approaches. The presented double sliding flap technique is designed to meet the special requirements encountered in the often-fragile incisal mandibular area. This surgical approach combines two laterally repositioned flaps with the dissection of the frenulum, to cover two deep neighboring recessions in the area of the central incisors. Providing that correct indication and adequate surgical tissue handling are used, this complex and advanced technique may have the potential to achieve complete longterm root coverage and an esthetically satisfying treatment outcome.

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