Subpapillary Continuous Sling Suturing Method for Soft Tissue Grafting with the Tunneling Technique
Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD.
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
The rationale for crown lengthening procedures has progressively become more aesthetic-driven due to the increasing popularity of smile enhancement therapy. Although the biologic requirements are similar to the functionally oriented exposure of sound tooth structure, aesthetic expectations require an increased emphasis on the appropriate diagnosis of the hard and soft tissue relationships, as well as the definitive restorative parameters to be achieved. The development of a clinically relevant aesthetic blueprint and attendant surgical guide is of paramount importance for the achievement of successful outcomes.
Use of PRGF to Accelerate Bone and Soft Tissue Regeneration in Postextraction Sites
Evealuation of regenerated bone density.
The Tunnel Technique in the Periodontal Plastic Treatment of Multiple Adjacent Gingival Recession Defects
“Originally published in Inside Dentistry, 2008. Copyright 2008. AEGIS Communications. Reprinted with permission.”
The "Modified Tunnel" Technique and the development of the Lateral Tunnel Approach
The "Modified Tunnel" technique is a method of esthetic connective tissue grafting that protects the interdental papillae. First published in 1999, this lateral tunnel approach uses vertical incisions on both sides of the treatment area. These vertical incisions facilitate placement and positioning of the graft over the root surfaces without the need to disturb the interdental papillae. This technique is very useful in esthetic areas and those that involve several teeth. An acellular dermal connective tissue allograft is an excellent choice of graft material to use with this technique.
Implant Therapy and Esthetic Considerations - Extraction and Guided Bone and Soft Tissue Augmentation - Part 1 of 6
Dr. Maurice Salama describes the step-by-step surgical techniques required to ensure successful Guided bone as well as soft tissue enhancement of a deficient extraction site.
AlloDerm Soft Tissue Augmentation
Dr. Michael Sonick demonstrates the utilization of AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix to thicken and enhance the zone of keratinized gingiva in the lower anterior region.
A Review of Clinical Applications for Soft Tissue Allografts & Autografts: Solutions for Teeth, Implants, and Dentures
The presentation focuses on the clinical applications for acellular dermal graft (ADG) materials. ADGs have been commonly presented and discussed to provide solutions for treating gingival recession. Compared to autogenous grafts, they have the advantage of minimizing pain, discomfort, and surgery time for patients by avoiding an intraoral donor site such as the palate. In addition to treating gingival recession, ADGs also have uses in bone grafting surgeries such as socket grafting and ridge augmentations (GBR) when they are utilized as a barrier membrane. Finally, ADGs can be combined with bone grafting materials to aid in the augmentation of edentulous ridges to aid denture support. While this last application is less common, it's use is worthy of discussion.
The Basics of Root Coverage Surgery with Acellular Dermal Grafts: A STEP-BY-STEP Live Patient Demonstration
Soft tissue grafting is rapidly playing a larger role in restorative, esthetic, and reconstructive dentistry. While conventional grafting techniques have several limitations, newer grafting materials and techniques make it easier for patients to say "yes" to the treatment they truly need and desire. In this webinar, Dr. Wong will perform a step-by-step demonstration using Perioderm to correct multiple gingival recession defects. Soft tissue allografts are quickly becoming a "game changer" in dentistry, making optimum dentistry more than an ideal... it's a reality.
The Evolving Role of Soft Tissue Grafting in Esthetic Reconstructive Dentistry
Soft tissue grafting techniques, new regenerative materials and bioactivators will be highlighted.
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