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The Tunnel Technique in the Periodontal Plastic Treatment of Multiple Adjacent Gingival Recession Defects The Tunnel Technique in the Periodontal Plastic Treatment of Multiple Adjacent Gingival Recession Defects

Author(s):

David Garber, DMD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Henry Salama, DMD

Date Added:

10/7/2008


Summary:

The generally accepted properties of an esthetic smile include harmony, balance, and continuity of form. Gingival recession within the esthetic zone is a primary disruptor of these properties and often must be corrected if an esthetic smile is to be achieved. Periodontal plastic therapeutic surgical techniques are the clinician’s tools for correcting such defects. Many surgical protocols have been described to achieve root coverage successfully. This article reviews and describes the tunnel technique with subepithelial connective tissue grafts for the coverage of multiple adjacent gingival recessions.

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