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Volume 32 , Issue 2
April 2012

Pages 167-173

Treatment of Gingival Recession Defects with Xenogenic Collagen Matrix: A Histologic Report

Marcelo Camelo, DDS/Myron Nevins, DDS/Marc L. Nevins, DMD, MMSc/Peter Schupbach, PhD/David M. Kim, DDS, DMSc

PMID: 22292146
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.1046

The connective tissue graft (CTG) in conjunction with a coronally advanced flap is still regarded as the gold standard treatment for gingival recession defects. Increased surgical morbidity as well as limited tissue availability continues to spur interest in alternatives to the CTG. The current case report examines a porcine-derived, double-layer collagen matrix as an alternative to the CTG in managing Miller Class I and II recession defects. A long junctional epithelial attachment as well as connective tissue adhesion were noted when collagen matrix was used in conjunction with a coronally advanced flap in recession treatment protocols. The results suggest that it is possible to obtain root coverage without harvesting connective tissue. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2012;32:167-173.)

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