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Volume 31 , Issue 6
November/December 2011

Pages 621 (e87-e93)


Interdental Papillary House: A New Concept and Guide for Clinicians


Marly Kimie Sonohara Gonzalez, DDS, PhD/Ana Lúcia Pompéia Fraga de Almeida, DDS, PhD/Sebastião Luiz Aguiar Greghi, DDS, PhD/Luiz Fernando Pegoraro, DDS, PhD/José Mondelli, DDS, PhD/Tatiana Moreno, DDS


PMID: 22140673
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.1019

Surgical and nonsurgical techniques have been proposed to regenerate interdental papillae. The results are influenced by the morphology of the interdental space, which is the housing for the papilla. The concept of the interdental papillary ”house” has been established not only to allow diagnosis of the causes of papillary loss, but also to manage and predict reconstruction of the interdental gingival tissue. The adjacent teeth in contact, involving the proximal contact, contour and shape of the teeth, course of the cementoenamel junction, interdental distance, and underlying bone crest, determine the outline of the house. Since the components are combined, an understanding of each allows adequate treatment planning involving interdisciplinary procedures. This new concept serves as a guide and teaching aid for the practitioner. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2011;31:e87–e93.)


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