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Acellular Dermal Matrix Grafts for Root Coverage Procedures: Review of Products and Introduction of a New Technique Acellular Dermal Matrix Grafts for Root Coverage Procedures: Review of Products and Introduction of a New Technique

Author(s):

Paul S. Petrungaro, DDS;Jennifer T. Silc, DDS, MS

Date Added:

2/6/2014


Summary:

Gingival recession remains a significant problem in dental esthetics as well as periodontal health. Adequate zones of keratinized, attached tissue are vital for long-term periodontal health and maintenance. The correction of gingival recession is an important principle in cosmetic dental procedures that requires a harmonious gingival complex. Correction of deficient gingival tissues by either autogenous or allogenic tissue grafts has been well documented in the literature. This article will delineate differences among the various acellular dermal grafts as well as introduce a new technique that can enhance success.

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