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Volume 19 , Issue 5
September/October 1999

Pages 449-455

Root Coverage and Papilla Reconstruction in Class IV Recession: A Case Report

Robert Azzi, DDS/Daniel Etienne, DDS/Jean-Luc Sauvan, DDS/Preston D. Miller, DDS

PMID: 10709510
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0334

While root coverage is predictable for Miller Class I and II recessions, the surgical regeneration or reconstruction of a lost interdental papilla is more difficult to obtain. To date only a few successful case reports have been reported, and there are no studies that report a predictable technique to obtain papilla reconstruction or root coverage on Class IV recessions. This case report, which is part of a preliminary study, outlines a surgical technique to obtain simultaneous root coverage and papilla reconstruction.

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