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Volume 34 , Issue 3
May/June 2014

Pages 345-352

A Mucogingival Technique for the Treatment of Multiple Recession Defects in the Mandibular Anterior Region: A Case Series with a 2-Year Follow-Up

Nicola Bethaz, DDS/Federica Romano, DDS/Francesco Ferrarotti, DDS/Giulia Maria Mariani, DDS/Mario Aimetti, MD, DDS

PMID: 24804285
DOI: 10.11607/prd.1920

In the mandibular anterior area, gingival recession can be associated with a minimal amount or lack of attached gingiva, a shallow vestibule, and high frenum insertion. These anatomical features may preclude the use of traditional root coverage procedures. This case series describes a a bilaminar technique with flap incision in the fornix for the treatment of adjacent gingival recession defects in patients with a shallow vestibule. It achieved high predictability in complete root coverage without decreasing the vestibular depth. At 24 months, the treatment resulted in 90.6% 16.8% root coverage, and 11 of the 15 treated teeth (73.3%) were completely covered. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2014;34:345352. doi: 10.11607/prd.1920)

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