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Achieving Predictable Connective Tissue Root Coverage Achieving Predictable Connective Tissue Root Coverage

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, David Kurtzman, DDS, Peter C. Shatz, DDS

Date Added:

10/1/2006


Summary:

Gingival recession creates esthetic issues. These issues may be corrected from a restomtive perspective by the placement of composite resin or ceramic over the exposed root. But this approach often results in a gingival-incisal length that does not blend esthetically with tire adjacent teeth. Often accompanying the gingival recession is a decrease in the band of attached gingiva. The wider the band of attached gingiva, the more stabIe the long-term result Therefore, surgical correction of the recession a/so requires the addition of connective tissue to increase the width of the attached gingiva.

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