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Volume 16 , Issue 5
September/October 1996

Pages 435-441

Guided Tissue Regeneration With a Resorbable Barrier Membrane (Vicryl) for the Management of Buccal Recession: A Case Report

De Sanctis/Zucchelli

PMID: 9084316
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0186

Six patients with buccal gingival recession (4 to 6 mm) were treated by means of the guided tissue regeneration technique utilizing a polyglycolactic membrane (Vicryl). Three months following the first surgical procedure, all sites were reentered to evaluate newly formed tissue above the exposed root. Complete root coverage was obtained in four out of six patients; 0.5 and 1.5 mm of recession were sti ll present in the remaining two.

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