The coronally positioned pedicle graft with inlaid margins: a predictable method of obtaining root coverage of shallow defects
There are several techniques that will predictably cover exposed root surfaces; however, most techniques are generally used to treat larger recession areas or sites with inadequate keratinized tissue. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of the coronally positioned pedicle graft with inlaid margins in the treatment of shallow recession areas. Utilizing the described technique, 20 isolated Class I defects were treated. Complete root coverage was obtained 95% of the time; the mean root coverage was 98.8%. The procedure resulted in a decrease in sensitivity, the final color and tissue contours of the grafts were excellent, and all patients were satisfied with the results. The coronally positioned pedicle graft with inlaid margins is a simple and predictable method to cover exposed root surfaces in shallow recession areas.